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Astronauts are Campers, too!

By Jennifer

When Brew, Charley and I went to Houston on book tour, we took some time to visit the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Not only did we get a private tour of the facility, but our family was able to have lunch with two different astronauts. … 

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When Quitting is the Right Decision

By Jennifer

He has dreamed about it for years. He spent time and money investing in all his gear. He practiced physically; he trained mentally. He even sold his business and gave his family long hugs that would last for five months!

Then, after 28 days of hiking the Appalachian …

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Training - YOUR BRAIN - For the Appalachian Trail

By brhccontributer

Hikers spends months, sometimes years, preparing for their shot at thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.  They pour through hundreds of gear articles in hopes of cutting their pack weight down a few more ounces.  They cook, dehydrate, pack, and ship dozens of priority mail boxes full …

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Fundraising and the Appalachian Trail

By Jennifer

A few thousand folks will toe the Appalachian Trail this year with the goal of hiking the entire length of the trail. A few hundred of those folks are using their hike to raise awareness for a cause or raise money for a non-profit.

Fundraising …

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Sawyer: Water Filters and More

By Jennifer

Gear Review: Sawyer “Mini” water filter, Picaridin, Permethrin and Deet

When I began my first thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, I did not carry a water filter. Warren Doyle, who has hiked the entire...

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Going Backwards

By Jennifer

During the summer of 2011, I was hiking to the top of Baldpate Mountain in Maine – on Day 5 of the Record Attempt – and I started to feel a really sharp pain in my right shin. By the time I reached the ridgeline, my leg hurt so badly …

 

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The Trail Taught Me to "Lean In"

By Jennifer

I just finished reading the current female business manifesto Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. And for the record, two thumbs up. I applaud the way that Sandberg urges us to reexamine gender roles in the workplace. But like most business books – and most books in general – …

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Wild - Odyssa - Strayed - Pharr

By Brew

Several months ago, on a late September afternoon, Jen and I were having lunch in this gorgeous Central Asian tea room in Boulder, CO with legendary hiker Andrew Skurka and his wife Amanda. An hour into our conversation, Skurka asked, “Who are the two most famous thru-hikers in …

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FITS

By Jennifer

Socks are the most underestimated piece of hiking gear. On my first thru hike on the Appalachian Trail, I had blistered, bleeding feet that had all the signs and stench of trench foot. Finally when I arrived at the rocks of Pennsylvania, otherwise known as …

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Reflections of a Thru Hiker by Luke "Gribley" Costlow

By Jennifer

I had the pleasure of meeting Luke “Gribley” Costlow after his 2012 thru-hike. He is an excellent hiker, writer and the significant other of BRHC’s wonderful guide Macon York. Here is a beautifully written reflection of his experience on the trail. Enjoy!

Sometimes I forget that the Appalachian Trail …

 

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