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Three Coolest Gear Items from 2013 Trail Days

23 May 2013 6:37 pm0 comments
Three Coolest Gear Items from 2013 Trail Days

2013 Trail Days was filled with a lot of great ideas and tons of great gear. While there were tons of great companies with great products present, three products stood out in my mind as really neat gear that my own biased gear searches had never previously uncovered. In no [...]

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Jennifer Pharr Davis

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Jennifer Pharr Davis

Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the record for the fastest thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. She has hiked more than 11,000 miles on long distance trails since 2005, including blazing fast completions of the AT in 2008 and in 2011. Jennifer completed her first thru hike of the AT in [...]

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Warren Doyle

21 May 2013 4:55 pm1 comment
Warren Doyle

Warren Doyle has traversed the entire Appalachian Trail a record 16 times. With 34,000 miles underfoot and a true love of the AT, Warren has much to teach us all. After his solo thru hike in 1973, he organized the first group thru hike of the AT in 1975. Despite [...]

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2013 Trail Days

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2013 Trail Days

2013 Trail Days was phenomenal. While an article cannot do justice to the awesomeness in Damascus, I am sharing with you highlights in hopes that you will be excited into attending next year. The major components of 2013 Trail Days were as follows: 1. Tent City Camping out in tent [...]

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Trail Days

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Trail Days

Trail Days is an event held annually since 1986 in Damascus, Va in celebration of the Appalachian Trail. Over the past 27 years, the event has grown to one that draws more than 20,000 people to the trail town of Damascus, which only has a population of 1,000. Trail Days [...]

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Merging Hiking and Running

8 May 2013 10:50 am0 comments

Merging hiking and running on a conceptual level more adequately represents the motions made while moving over trail. As I mentioned in ultrabackpacking origins, hiking and running occupy a mutual space yet for many years I refused recognition of this fact. My transition from seeing them as separate was gradual. [...]

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Ultrabackpacking Origins

7 May 2013 3:55 pm0 comments

My origins in ultrabackpacking trace back to the age of 10. While I certainly wasn’t covering ultra distances (or even running for that matter), I made my way from our yard and into the woods adventuring. We had just moved from a neighborhood with fence-wrapped-yards that were spotted with a [...]

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