June 24 at 7:31 PM Here’s some pics of the Linville Gorge, North Carolina Meetup on June 20-24. Gary Tepool , Jeannie Young Kuntz , Kristen Marie Totten , Gary Tepool , Greg and Jeremy and I hiked, camped, wadded across the Linville River, survived a treacherous traverse of the Leadville Mine Trail in a downpour the same day as a freak 4 AM windstorm.

Thru-hikers aren’t gathered in the woods for six months to assert the superiority of their racial composition. They’re there to embrace nature, challenge themselves, get stoned, sprain ankles, avoid rattlesnakes, fuck, pursue adventure, and otherwise treasure the joys that find them along the way, large or small. Many are simply looking to heal.

More than just a memoir, living on a budget, hammock camping, aspiring thru-hikers will find “Hiker Tips” on ultralight backpacking Loner’s pack weight was just 13 pounds, etc. All to have the time of his life, and ultimately learn, feel the kindness of others, he’s not a loner after all.

Appalachian Trail Nutrition Guide: 7 Tips to Avoiding Post-Trail Weight Gain [ Editors note : Although this post is geared toward those who plan on hiking the AT or who have recently finished, the truth is, this information is applicable to anyone looking to lose a couple of pounds.

Seniors have a ball at prom-themed party – Lincoln Journal Star – Rumor.cc Residents of Independence Houses assisted living community had the chance to go back in time and get down to their favorite childhood tunes on Sunday afternoon at the Northview location. (from lincoln journal star)

Before starting the SNT, I wasn’t aware Post Trail Depression was a thing. I learned about it afterwards, when I was searching for answers about how to cope with what I thought was reverse culture shock. I discovered that sadly, some thru-hikers had even taken their lives months after completing long distance trails. I can understand.

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7 Thru-Hikers on Coping with Post-Trail Depression. Outside Magazine – Colleen Stinchcombe. Earlier this spring, a fresh batch of thru-hikers started making their way from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail. This month, another pack will begin the pacific crest trail, while many more will begin other routes across the country.

ASSESSMENT OF READJUSTING TO LIFE AFTER COMPLETING A THRU-HIKE OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL BEN TURLEY MARCH, 2011 Hundreds of individual hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail each year. Research on place attachment and culture shock served as a basis for this study. Ten