Free Stuff Fridays: Caption Contest #2

It’s that time again. The time where we give you some awesome Hi-Tec gear simply for being funny (aka Free Stuff Fridays).

The Social Construct of the Appalachian Trail

Lets play a visualization game, shall we? Close your eyes and envision outer space just moments after the big bang. What do you see? Chaos, right? Some gasses are spinning off in separate directions while others are pulled together due to their gravitational force. That is until another wave of hot gasses ruptures through and […]

Free Stuff Fridays: Caption Contest #1

Do you like free stuff? Of course you do. I do too. All humans do. It’s coded into our DNA. It’s what separates us from chimps. You know what’s even better than free stuff? Free useful stuff. And that’s why you could be in store for a good ass day (figuratively, not literally – I’m […]

Rolling With The Rocks: Learning Lessons From the Trail

It was early February of this very same year. My mom, along with one of her long time friends, had come to visit me in San Diego. Over lunch, we began discussing my upcoming, seemingly insane adventure of an entirely inexperienced camper going into the woods for a half year backpacking trip- covering the length […]

Om nom report: The Half Gallon Challenge

2,181 / 2 = 1090.5 Yesterday, I passed the 1,090.5 mile marker- also known as the half way point of the Appalachian Trail. A thousand miles is a long ass ways to walk, and I get to do it all over again. It is tradition that once a thru-hiker passes the half way point that […]

Profound Truths on the Appalachian Trail

A large part of the reason I decided to embark on an adventure as epic as hiking the Appalachian Trail, was for a renewed mental clarity. I assumed that consecutive months spent in the woods would break life down to its simplest components and earth’s profound truths would be all that remained. Turns out, I […]

Aquablazing on the Appalachian Trail

Jeff was desperately fighting the river’s powerful current, saw in one hand, the other raised in the air to maintain balance to avoid falling back in. The exhaustion on his face was obvious. After what he had just been through, you couldn’t blame him. As Jeff pulled himself up on to the river’s bank, I […]

Appalachian Trail Shape

Here’s a challenge for you… You have two hours to cover seven miles by foot. Easy enough, right? Okay now add 1,385 feet of elevation change. Still very doable. Now- tack 35 lbs. on your back and add unrelenting roots and sharp rocks along nearly every step of your path. Okay- that’s a challenge. Oh […]

The Virginia Blues Look Awfully Green To Me

Trivia question: Which state along the Appalachian Trail accounts for the greatest number of miles? Answer: Virginia Of the 2,181 miles that make up the Appalachian Trail, Virginia claims 550 of these, just over one quarter of the entire trail. And for this reason, in addition to the repetitive scenery throughout the state, the term […]

Whoops Crosses A River

During the following video, you will laugh. Scene: According to our Appalachian Trail guide book, there’s a campground known as the ‘Captain’s” which is basically some former thru-hiker’s backyard. Amongst hikers, it is common knowledge that he intentionally leaves a fridge full of grape and orange soda out on his patio for hikers to enjoy. […]

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