The Story of the Hat

On trail, Clarity was known as the girl with the hats. ¬†On the A.T., even hats have a story. ūüôā After starting my hike with my all-time favorite hat (seen below), I walked¬†it about 500 miles before losing it while walking down Mount Prospect on my way into Williamstown, Massachusetts. Discomfort from the heat of … More The Story of the Hat

Regret Nothing about your Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

The opportunity to take six months away from real life to attempt an Appalachian Trail thru-hike is a gift of which¬†most people can only dream. ¬†Open your mind to gain a piece of wisdom or two from those who have successfully persevered through months on end of the good and the bad and trekked their … More Regret Nothing about your Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

Most Important Question: Where’s the Beer?

This article is simply a comprehensive list of craft beer found on and near the Appalachian Trail. ¬†Download a printable PDF. **Indicates on site brewing The numbers before each listing are the northbound mile markers. 53 – Hiawassee, GA – Bacchus Beer & Growlers 110 – **Franklin, NC ‚Äď Lazy Hiker Brewing and Rock House … More Most Important Question: Where’s the Beer?

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Resupply Points

For a downloadable copy of this post, click here: Major resupply points on the AT. One of the most confusing topics for new Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to plan as they attempt to coordinate their adventure is how to figure out¬†the right amount of food to last between¬†resupplies. An unfortunate effect is that many hikers start … More Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Resupply Points

Start Your Thru-Hike Out Right with Pre-Hike Training

Before embarking on an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, set yourself up for success by engaging in some pre-hike training. ¬†Though physical preparation¬†is important, I’m going to start this article with the mental prep you should consider because¬†frankly, it is the most crucial to your success. Hikers who begin their journey in the best physical shape often … More Start Your Thru-Hike Out Right with Pre-Hike Training

Top 10 Mishaps to Avoid When Hiking the Appalachian Trail

As with all of AppalachianTrailClarity’s¬†articles, please note that this one person’s perspective. I am not an expert on anything in life but a lifelong learner in everything. These are mistakes I have made, still make, and those that I see others making as I work with new hikers ten hours per day, five days per … More Top 10 Mishaps to Avoid When Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Hiking alone together

Are you questioning whether a solo hike is for you? ¬†Maybe you’re afraid of being “alone in the woods”. Or are others trying to persuade you that it’s dangerous to hike the Appalachian Trail¬†alone? ¬†Guess what!? ¬†Statistics are very much on your side. You’ll be fine! ¬†You may have heard the phrase, “hike alone, together”. … More Hiking alone together