Your want our advice? Shelter.

One of the biggest decisions you have to make as a hiker, especially a thruhiker, is what kind of shelter will be your home while you are on trail. I say shelter because there are so many options: tents, hammocks, tarps, bivy sacks, you name it! In this post I’m going to share a little […]

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The Beard

So, Kyle and I have been back home in North Carolina for about a week now and of course, like most thru-hikers, we are having a hard time adjusting to normal life.  We are both terrified of gaining weight with the abundance of food around us and we have been working hard to run or […]

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Foot Fetish

I went through a bit of a phase on trail… but seriously.  Our feet are our most important body parts on trail, if your feet go south you can’t go north.  Kyle and I apparently have amazing feet, no blisters, no lost toenails, no anything!  That’s not to say our feet didn’t take a beating […]

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Bum ba da dum!

Well, we have been back in North Carolina for two days now and I am finally ready to fill the rest of you all in on the end of our trip.  We left you hanging as we crossed the border into Maine. So many people had told us Maine was their favorite state.  We were […]

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The Appalachian Money Club

  I can’t imagine what it must do to a person to grow up in New Hampshire. You mature in an environment where trails are more vertically oriented than horizontal. You never expect to walk on dirt or pine needles! Roots, rocks, and mud will do just fine. Want a fun day activity? Find your […]

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The Long Trail

Whew, it’s been a long time! We apologize profusely for our absence but man is it hard to find a computer much less the time to write. Have we got news for you! Since we wrote last… when was it? Great Barrington? Well, since we last graced the interwebs with our presence we have traveled […]

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1517.7

Here are some pictures of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts!  We are at mile 1517.7, only 667.8 more to go!  We are ready to get back up to speed after some time off and some lower mileage days with my mom and Arlene!  Vermont here we come! And here are some videos that have taken […]

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Guest Post: Mama Falkenburg

  By Cheryl Falkenburg When Arlene and I were planning our hike with Lindsey and Kyle on the Appalachian Trail, we might have envisioned leisurely “Walk in the Woods” type days through bucolic meadows, pausing on top of peaceful mountains to enjoy the sweeping vistas of green rolling hills; and ending our thirteen mile day […]

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Half Gallon Challenge

In honor of reaching the half way point it is tradition for thru-hikers to attempt to eat a half-gallon of ice cream.  This is supposed to be an easy feat because of hiker hunger, the voracious appetite that hikers develop whilst on trail.  Both Kyle and I thought that this would be a brilliant symbolic […]

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