Category: hiking

Appalachian Trail 2015 Slideshow

After much delay, I have finished our slideshow from the 2,189 miles on the Appalachian Trail. I know 12 minutes is infinite time in the internet world. But, if you’d like to see, here’s our experience in pictures on the AT.   It just…

Our Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike 2015 Gear List

This is the final list, weight, and cost of all the things we started with on our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Although we are typically super budget conscious, we realized the importance of investing in our gear. Let’s be honest. Sean is the gear guru. Watching…

Material: The First Step to Understanding Backpacking Gear

Wandering off into the woods with nothing but essentials on your back is a glorious and wonderful thing. But before you hit the trail, you have to decide exactly what items you’re going to carry and what kind of bag you’ll be putting them…

What You Actually Need for a Thru-Hike

When it comes to gear, I must admit that I get very overwhelmed very easily. I wanted to make a short and concise list of what the heck you actually need in your pack. If it’s not on this list, you probably don’t need…

My Favorite Part of the Appalachian Trail

It’s been three months since I stood on top of Katahdin in a dream-like state after completing my thru-hike.  I can’t deny saying that I’m really still processing everything, and the adjustment back into day to day life hasn’t necessarily been easy. To most…

The End of a Journey: The 100-Mile Wilderness and Sumitting Katahdin

We returned to the trail by 1 o’clock and happily entered Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness. We couldn’t believe how far we had come or how few days we had left on the trail. We knew nothing would stop us from completing the final 115 miles,…

Nearing the End

We woke up early at White Wolf Inn feeling some of the affects of perhaps one too many rounds from last night’s 2000 mile celebration. Thankfully, we just had to walk downstairs to a fantastic breakfast and hot coffee. After eating, we returned upstairs…

13 States Down, 1 To Go!!!

We managed to pull ourselves away from White Mtn Hostel after our 3 night stay by 11 a.m. During yesterday’s zero, I was really struggling to get the motivation to finish these last three weeks of hiking. Fortunately, all of those feelings of self…

Through The Whites

We were finally back to the AT around 11 a.m. from our little “Detour.” We pushed over the other side of Guyot and continued on our way. By about 1 p.m., we made it to Zealand Falls Hut and began to make our lunch….

Detour: Part II

The day had finally come to enter White Mountain National Forest. We awoke just as the first bits of light were coming into the sky. We wanted the earliest start possible for the challenging day ahead. From the shelter it was 5 miles and…

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