It happens every year on the Appalachian Trail.Yet another trail provider has discontinued its use to hikers because of bad behavior. Some businesseslike motels no longer offering discounts to hikers due to ill practices. Orothers have simply closed ...

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  1. Town Etiquette for Hikers
  2. Sickness on the Trail
  3. Lessons Learned on What Works and Doesn’t Work on a Long Distance Trek
  4. 10th Anniversary of a Thru Hike - Anniversary of our Start!
  5. 10th Anniversary of a Thru Hike - Part 4 - Unexpected Delays
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Town Etiquette for Hikers

It happens every year on the Appalachian Trail.Yet another trail provider has discontinued its use to hikers because of bad behavior. Some businesseslike motels no longer offering discounts to hikers due to ill practices. Orothers have simply closed their doors to hiker traffic altogether. Just a fewyears ago the Appalachian Tail Conservancy implemented the trail communityprogram to  

Sickness on the Trail

It's that time of year once more - when hikers head for the trails and disease follows. The chief complaint on the trail like the Appalachian Trail is the Norovirus, which seems to strike every hiking season.Noroviruses are found in the stool or vomit of infected people and on infected surfaces that have been touched by ill people. Outbreaks occur more often where there are more people in
    

Lessons Learned on What Works and Doesn’t Work on a Long Distance Trek

Things I have heard to take on a long distance trek that justdon’t work for me. Sorry.Case in point - 1. Duct Tape – this is the proverbial go-to for firstaid on all types of blisters, holes and / or broken gear, I’ve used it for years with poor results. I’ve put it on only tohave it fall off, rub my other toes or skin, bunch up, causing more issues. I’vetried to repair gear with
    

10th Anniversary of a Thru Hike - Anniversary of our Start!

The day has arrived!Our first day on the trail - March 5, 2007. Ten years have passed since our trek up the Approach Trail to the southern terminus at Springer Mountain. For me it was seeing thirty years of dreaming coming to pass. We had a long way to go on our journey - but it was the day of days, and one I will never forget.To read more about the amazing journey I took with my 16 yr old
    

10th Anniversary of a Thru Hike - Part 4 - Unexpected Delays

Who has not had plans go awry when you least expect it. So it was for our hike in 2007. We had intended to leave the night before on Feb 28th to begin our hike March 1st and the start of a newmonth. But it was not to be. Like even the hike itself, one must expect the unexpected and go with the flow. And alter plans even before you hit the trailhead!From our Journal - Feb 28, 2007Tonight we
    

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