After we left Maine and really New England in general, the highway driving changed a good deal. We recalled that the interstates were really built for commerce—so that tractor trailers could move goods. Most of the highways were two lanes wide, with sometimes passing lanes on hills. Often we were one of the few carsRead More
For some time, we’d planned to leave Maine on Wednesday, March 15. I wanted to be well on our way for my birthday, which is March 16. By leaving on Wednesday, it would give me the chance to have one last class meeting with my students (all my classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays). SoRead More
Guest written by Jimmy Knott, AT Hike Volunteer When I was thinking about being prepared for the trail, I had numerous things going through my head. I thought about enjoying my spring break, how much relaxation I was going to lose, and what the possibilities of not enjoying were that could happen. When I gotRead More
Guest written by Philip Gee, AT Hike Volunteer Honestly, I decided to go on this trip on a whim. It was the last day to sign up and I decided that the trips’ uniqueness intrigued me and was something that differed severely from the usual college spring break. I love the outdoors, camping and alwaysRead More
Guest written by Brad Bradley, AT Hike Volunteer Many Appalachian Trail hikers decide to hike the trail under the influence of different circumstances. Some do it out of unhappiness with their job or relationship and others use the time as a way to find their inner self. Jacqui may have her own internal reasons forRead More
I wanted to start our blogging by talking about the Journey to the Appalachian Trail. The Journey really began decades ago. As a young college student, I could still walk some. As a freshman, I walked on the trail a little bit. I told myself that I would go back “some day.” But a lotRead More
Last fall, Dr. J and Saint caught the attention of the Appalachian Long Hikers Association (ALDHA) when she spoke at the association’s annual gathering in Williamstown, Mass. last fall. While in the midst of hundreds of A.T. hikers, she used the opportunity to spread her message and was quoted saying, “We’re doing this to bringRead More
Hi everyone! Saint here. Did you know that that the holidays are here? I just love this time of year. Everyone is always so nice and thoughtful. Mummy buys presents for her family and for me and she always brings in food to her students. I don’t eat any of that of course, but itRead More
Hi friend. Saint here. The past couple weeks have been difficult. I’m still trying to figure out what everything means, but my Mummy is sad. A few weeks ago she got a phone call from her sister. This was very strange. Aunt Sha never calls Mummy on a school day.
Hi there. Saint here. I’ve been doing some light reading today. Mummy and I have been preparing for this big hike and because we’ve been traveling all around talking about it, I decided to learn more about this thing Mummy keeps calling the Appalachian Trail.