Watch the epic adventure of a lifetime staring Darwin, Legs, and their Tramily! Continue reading The Entire Appalachian Trail in Under 5 Minutes!
Darwin and Legs get rained on! They also enjoy verdant fields, and epic moments on the Appalachian Trail! Continue reading Appalachian Trail Thru Hike: Pearisburg to Daleville
We stopped at Mojo’s coffee shop to have breakfast (the 2+2+2 is amazing consisting of two eggs, two strips of bacon and two plain, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes). Ashley was our cashier, barista and servers Mojo’s for the two days we stayed in Damascus and was so patient handing out plates of food to dozens of hikers at once.
We only had 15 miles to hike to Lost Mountain Shelter when we left Damascus, VA. Not a bad day especially after a zero. With our packs full of our resupply and our bellies full of town breakfast, we set off.
A quick note on a hiker named Trek:
Trek is a dominative man, but has a hardened, tough look to him. Perhaps it was his military service. He walks when he feels good, and stops when he wants. He takes zeros as many or as few times as he wants, and generally doesn’t care about any trail drama whatsoever.
Trek can do this because he is on his TENTH thru hike of the AT. Nine times he has done the AT. NINE TIMES. Sometimes he does it in 3 months, sometimes 6. Anyway, he’s awesome, and we found out later from another hiker that he liked our group! Such an honor from a bonafide AT expert.
“Good luck to all.” – Trek (In every trail register. The last time we would see him was Harpers Ferry.) Continue reading “Appalachian Trail Thru Hike: Hampton, TN to Damascus, VA”
The journey of the trail from Hot Springs to Erwin! Continue reading Appalachian Trail Thru Hike: Hot Springs, NC to Erwin, TN
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Weight: 6.4oz – 7.4oz
Size Tested: 76″ chest, 48″ foot,
87″ total length.
Construction: 30d waterproof
nylon (bottom), Impetus 1.1 (Top)
Store: Titanium Goat
Mileage before Review: 702 miles
Longest Test: 702 miles
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Size Tested: XL
Construction: 7-Denier ‘Balistic Airlight’ Nylon
coated in Polkatex DWR
Mileage before Review: 2500+ miles
Longest Test: 2155 miles
***Thru Hike Tested***
Continue reading “GEAR REVIEW: Montbell Tachyon Anorak”
Size Tested: XXL
Construction: ThemalQ Elite insulation.
20D ripstop nylon
Store: Mountain Hardwear
Mileage before Review: 450+ miles
Longest Test: 300 miles
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