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CONTAIN THAT FUNK!! (and other tips for hitchhiking along the Appalachian Trail)

Hitchhiking is a topic that comes up at the Hiker Hostel regularly this time of year. At some point during an AT thru-hike, everyone will hitchhike into a town (unless, of course, you’re attempting to set an unsupported Fastest Known Time).  Recently on a  shuttle to the trail, I realized I actually had a lot […]

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Throwback to Y2K (bet you haven’t heard that in a while!)

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the start of my and Josh’s thru-hike! March 11, 2000 was the beginning of what would be a life-changing experience.  Many hikers will tell you that their hike was life-changing, and it certainly was for us.  Had it not been for our hike, our lives would have followed a […]

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NOBO Season is not Spring in GA

There are many phrases that people use to capture the start of their NOBO hike.  We often hear “Spring on Springer” and “Hiking with Spring” as the crowd of anxious hikers start arriving.  At the Hostel we are guilty as well, often calling this time of year the Spring hiker season.  While these phrases are […]

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