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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 …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #6: Days 36 – 42

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 36: Johns Spring Shelter to Troutville, VA – 18.2mi I finally had a night without rain and my tent was able to mostly dry out. My sleeping bag was still a bit damp as I packed up, but I knew I’d have the chance to hang it up …

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