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The Injury That Nearly Ended My Thru-Hike (and how to fix it on trail)

This article first appeared on TheTrek.co Everyone’s worst nightmare when planning a thru-hike is an injury that will end their journey prematurely. This is not only because of all the time, effort, and cash spent in preparing for the trip but also because it’s impossible to plan for – you never know when you might …

Appalachian Trail, Trekking, Uncategorized

Fast Facts About My AT Thru-Hike

Hello again! It’s been just over two weeks since I summited Mt. Katahdin and finished my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Now that I’ve taken some time to recuperate, I’m ready to start writing a bit more about my experience. For my first post-AT article, I though that perhaps I’d indulge you readers on some fast facts …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #14: Days 93 – 99

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 93: Campsite at mm2064.2 to Monson, ME – 12.2mi As expected, it rained throughout most of the evening but I managed to stay dry. It was just sprinkling in the morning so I managed to pack everything up without getting too wet (except for my tent, which was …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #13: Days 86 – 92

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 86: Full Goose Shelter to Campsite at mm1934- 20.1mi I was up and on the trail at quarter to 6 this morning, knowing I’d need all the time I could get for what laid ahead. To start the day off, there was a rugged and steep (albeit relatively …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #12: Days 79 – 85

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 79: Jeffers Brook Shelter to Lincoln, NH – 24.8mi I was on the trail at my normal time and immediately began the ascent up Mt. Musilauke. It was a climb of over 2,000ft but took place over several miles. I had been dreading it, but it turned out …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #11: Days 71 – 78

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 71: Cheshire, MA to Campsite at mm1606 – 27mi What an interesting day! I slept well outside the church in Cheshire and got up at my regular time. Instead of making oatmeal as usual, I packed everything up and walked about half a mile to the gas station …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #10: Days 64 – 70

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 64: Campsite at mm1381.3 to Graymoor Campground – 31mi Logs was up a few minutes before me and was on the trail at 530, but I hung around for another 20min or so. Just when I thought I was getting the hang of this stuff, Logs shows that …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #9: Days 57- 63

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 57: Zero Day at Rock N Sole Hostel As mentioned before, I decided to take a zero day here to let the rain pass and my feet rest. We’re in the eye of a huge storm (and have been for a week) but supposedly it’s moving north so …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #8: Days 50 – 56

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 50: Harper’s Ferry to Pine Knob Shelter – 24.1mi I woke up at the Quality Inn feeling rested, and after laying around for a while and talking to Veronica, I went down to destroy their breakfast buffet. Half an hour and a couple thousand calories later, I went …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #7: Days 43 – 49

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 43: Zero Day in Waynesboro I took today off, and boy did I need it. The last 100 or so miles have been the most grueling of the trail between the unseasonably hot days and extremely strenuous terrain, and I was fading fast. By the end, my legs …

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