As the trail becomes more popular, advance registration may be helpful to know when planning a thru-hike. My original plan was to start in March of 2026, and March shows to be very popular. February may be too cold, and pushing out to April puts a rush on getting the hike completed. Currently, registration is … More Appalachian Trail Registration Information.
Here is a recipe for making yogurt from powdered milk. I have not tried this, but I will sometime soon. This recipe calls for yogurt culture powder, but I seem to remember that yogurt can be made from lemon juice. Restaurants sometimes have lemon juice packets… hmmm…. Add a few raisins, granola bar, gorp, and … More Trail Yogurt?
Reposting this- looks like a good list of places to know for periodic mailing. Also, a good list of things to keep resupplied. http://wp.me/p8LsPZ-1I
I am not sure if this is the right thing to do if two grizzly cubs begin following you down a trail, but it appears that it worked for the person shooting this video. https://www.backpacker.com/.amp/news-and-events/bear-video-katmai-national-park
https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/glasses-t-hidden-problem/?platform=hootsuite This is something to think about. Day hikes aren’t too bad, but a thru hike? I might consider lasik surgery.
https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/10-skills-im-learning-appalachian-trail/?platform=hootsuite This was a cute article. I can’t wait for my thru hike. 2026 seems like a very long time.
https://www.cdc.gov/powassan/index.html Rocky Mountain Spotted Fefer, Lyme Disease, and Powassan. What else do these nasty things carry?
http://www.audubon.org/news/get-covered-tick-season-these-eight-expert-tips Ticks are supposed to be bad this year. An ounce of prevention…
With trail popularity on the rise, I wonder if I should register my 2026 hike now? Registration is voluntary now, but who knows if it will be mandatory in the future. https://nickshigo.com/2017/02/27/counting-hikers-the-appalachian-trail-voluntary-thru-hiker-registry/
A few of these made me laugh– because I caught myself doing them. https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/10-totally-normal-things-youve-decided-thru-hike-appalachian-trail/?platform=hootsuite