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Mile 413.6: Slow Down

This episode is only available for viewing to backers of the AT movie feature film production. If you have contributed to the film and would like a password to view this segment, please write to thelongstart@gmail.com.

Mile 198.9: The Smokies

Note: This episode is only available for viewing to backers of the AT movie feature film production. If you have contributed to the film and would like a password to view this segment, please write to thelongstart@gmail.com. The Smoky Mountains are one of the highlight sections of the Appalachian Trail. In winter they can be […]

Mile 137.3: Trail Family

It’s often said that the best part of hiking the Appalachian Trail is the people you meet along the way. Starting my hike in early winter provided me an ideal opportunity to test that out. There wasn’t a swarm of people attempting to thru-hike at that time, as there would be in March and April, […]

Mile 37.1: The Shakedown

The morning that I started my hike felt uncanny. For months I’d been planning and anticipating this journey, and then one day it became a simple matter of waking up, driving an hour-and-a-half south through drizzling rain, and arriving at the gap where the Appalachian Trail crosses a Forest Service road. It was too much […]

Mile 0: Getting Started

For the most part, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is something you can only prepare for by doing. That’s not to say there aren’t a lot of plans and preparations that go into getting ready. It’s just that most of the things that are going to make you a capable thru-hiker are going to come once […]