The question of the day for the past 15 weeks has been, “Oh, you’re a ridgerunner? What does a ridgerunner do?” Well, besides running (usually not literally) across ridges of the Appalachian mountains, we willingly eat Knorr Pasta sides and Poptarts every single day. We live outdoors, rain or shine, snow or sizzle, all the … More What Does an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Do?
Early morning sunbeams are streaming through your curtains, illuminating the bedroom walls with morning’s soft glow and beckoning you to hop out of bed, take life by the reigns, and see something you’ve never seen before. Deciding that today is a good day to take a hike, you get ready to start checking off places on … More 10 Items to Include in Every Day Pack
Flip-flops aren’t just for feet! Find out how a flip-flop thru-hike offers you the best weather and terrain at the right times during your 6 month journey. You may only get one shot at this, right? Make the most of it! … More Why a Flip-Flop Is More Comfortable
**Warning: Some of the images below may be disturbing, however, it important to show others how our seemingly benign actions can drastically harm those with whom we share our planet. Take it from the words of “Hummingbird”, a young hiker who internalizes the Leave No Trace lessons on her hikes. Watch her brief video explanation here. Why … More What Harm Will One Piece of Litter Do?