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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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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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Thoughts on Starting an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike in the Winter…

January is typically one of the slowest months of the year at the Hiker Hostel. That is not to say that we don’t find other things to keep us busy; but “Bed and Breakfast/Hostel operations” go into a state of torpor relative to our other, busier months. Then, beginning around the last week in February, […]

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Hiker Hostel’s website gets a new look

Hiker Hostel officially opened in 2004.  And since the opening day we’ve been online.  Many of our guests found us through our old website.  But after a decade things change.  Smartphones are everywhere, and so are tablets.  Hikers, cyclists, trail runners….they all have some type of connected device today! Our new site is now geared […]

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