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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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The Season Is Changing

The fall season has officially arrived here in Dahlonega and as many of you know, this is prime time to be in the mountains. As the humidity, temperature, and the leaves begin to fall, now is one of the best times to get outdoors and enjoy all that Dahlonega has to offer. While many of […]

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A Wilderness (Medicine) Experience

Almost 8 months ago, when I moved to Dahlonega and began working at the Hiker Hostel, Josh and Leigh gave me my first “assignment”. Characteristically straight to the point, Josh simply said, “I’d like to have a Wilderness First Responder course here at the hostel. Make it happen”. After months of “making it happen” we […]

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What do we call these things!?!

What do we call the Hostel’s new sleeping units?  Should they be referred to as Tiny Homes, Container Cabins, Shipping Container Dwellings? What about Ecopods or Small Space Living Units?  We have had a hard time giving them a name that describes what our guests will experience while staying in the new private spaces. To […]

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