Tag Archives: Appalachian Trail

Wildewoman: What it’s like to thru-hike as a woman

women of the trail - killington peak

When a womxn says she’s going to do some monumental task, or when she completes one, she gets asked different questions than a man does. People asked me a lot of questions about my preparation for the trail and my experience on it, and I think men don’t get asked most of those questions. Still, […]

Simplification – The Art of Carrying Less on the A.T.

Rose Turner’s Thoughts from the Appalachian Trail A thru-hike is an extended meditation on the art of simplification. While the exact contents or weight of your pack are far from being the only determinant in whether you will succeed in your intended thru-hike, the combination of what you carry in your pack, your head, and […]

Hammocks vs Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

The pros and cons directly from Rose ‘Comics’ Turner, who is finishing her thru-hike. I’ve been thru-hiking south on the Appalachian Trail, and have primarily used a hammock system, but have spent roughly a dozen or so nights in the three-wall shelters as well. There are a few other common sleeping systems, but I’d like […]