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Long Ride with My Boy(s)

On Mon-Wed, Henry had kindergarten orientation. He's now SUPER pumped to go to school. On Tuesday, I loaded the boys into the Chariot, and Charlie and I dropped Henry off at school. Then I got Charlie strapped back in to the gym: Snack time in the Chariot! I did a good 40 minute core workout at the Y, and I stretched my legs well too. Show More Summary

Experience Grand Teton National Park in 8K [Video]

Have you ever been awestruck? Maybe you saw a view that made you light headed and tingly. Part of you felt frantic, because you knew that you weren’t fully absorbing the entirety of the beauty in front of you, while another part was at total peace. You may have tried to take both mental and......

Week 23: I Did It!!

After 2189.1 miles, 14 states, and 160 days, I did it! On August 25 (also the 100th birthday of the National Park Services), I summited the Big Kahuna, Katahdin, and partook in my much awaited photo shoot. Now sitting in the real world where you can take 3 showers in 3 days and don’t have......

White Mountain Adventures

The White Mountains are... different. As a thru hiker, you’re warned. You’re told it’s going to be a whole new game. But there’s really no way to imagine it until you see it. Trails are not trails in the White Mountains. Trails are paths defined by stone cairns. I use the term...

More Than Just Parks: Beholding National Parks in Under 5 Minutes

Have you ever been awestruck? Maybe you saw a view that made you light headed and tingly. Part of you felt frantic, because you knew that you weren’t fully absorbing the entirety of the beauty in front of you, while another part was at total peace. You may have tried to take both mental and......

Week 4 – Stratton to Rangeley

Heat exhaustion is starting to resolve, feet are doing great, and the weather adds the third challenge! Day 22 (7:36am – 11:30am and 4:30pm-6:30pm, 11.6 total miles) Today marks the start of some challenging weather.  The report is calling for rain, hail, and thunder showers today, oh boy!  Carrie and I originally planed on taking......

Wild Beginnings & Future Happenings

The Gratitude. I have a policy that gratitude is where all good things begin and end. So let’s begin this beauty with some good ol’ gratitude. I’ve conquered a fair share of demons in my 23 years; the trail is not going to be one of them. The trail is a pure gift, an opportunity,......

Toyota Donates $1 Million to Help Fund New Yellowstone Youth Campus

Toyota Donates $1 Million to Help Fund New Yellowstone Youth Campus  Campus Will Be First Regenerative Campus of Living Buildings in a National Park  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Aug. 25, 2016) –  Online gaming or using social media apps...Show More Summary

Blast Fat and Sculpt Your Arms, Shoulders, and Back With This At-Home Workout

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It's almost costume party season, and you've likely got something sexy or daring in mind, right? Show off your sculpted shoulders, toned arms, and defined back in whichever costume you choose. Related Stories: If You're Wearing a Crop...Show More Summary

Friday Funny 1143: Olympic Funnies

I love the Olympics. A lot. (See Monday's post about hot to get over the Olympics.) So here's a handful of "Olympic funnies" from my tumblr page: (VIA) (VIA) (VIA) The top photo of these next 2 (Phelps beating Le Clos) was circulating with the caption "Winners focus on winning. Show More Summary

Fall Fitness Goal: Turn Your Walking Into Running

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Fall is arguably the best time to start running. And I might be a little biased - I fell in love with running on a cool October morning in San Francisco's picturesque Golden Gate Park, while running (and walking!) my first half-marathon. Show More Summary

Why Quitting the Rat Race to Become a Yoga Teacher Is the New Millennial Job of Choice

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Every morning, Chloe Manlay wakes up at 6 a.m. In her role as retreat coordinator at Yemaya, a luxury lodge on a sliver of tropical paradise off the coast of Nicaragua, she looks after the guests who journey there to enjoy week-long yoga retreats. Show More Summary

Peanut vs. Almond: Find Out Which Nut Butter Is Better For You

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Raise your hand if you grew up on Jif or Skippy. Aah, it brings back memories, doesn't it? But now that you're a health-conscious adult, you wouldn't let your bread go near that jar of hydrogenated oil, sugar, and salt. Yep, it's only all-natural peanut butter for you, made simply with the goodness of peanuts. Show More Summary

Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 8.22.2016)

It’s that time of year again! The time where thru-hikers are crossing the finish line; 2,189 miles of joy, blood, sweat, tears, and ice cream. Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is a truly monumental achievement- and we want to showcase your glory right here on AppalachianTrials.com! If you’ve completed your thru-hike, send us your Katahdin summit......

Chasing Happiness

I’m currently sitting in a hammock at a hostel on the precipice of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. With less than 400 miles left, it’s hard not to think about how close we are to the end. It’s a subtle shift, but we’re all starting to talk about it: logistical plans for the 100...

Treat Your Dog Right

If you haven't been following me long... let me introduce you to my best pal Boston. Boston and I spend a great deal of time together. See, I work from home so when I am not traveling for work he is not just my dog and best bud but also my co-worker. Show More Summary

New to Cardio? This Move Will Help Get You Started

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A burpee definitely has its place in the workout world, but not everyone is ready for the challenging move. If you're new to exercise, and looking for a combo move that combines cardio and strength, this jack and squat is a great place to start. It's easy on the joints and will also help strengthen your lower body.

The Trades

My Pre-hike gear list, was promising, the things traded: 27 miles into my hike my Vasque Monolith Mid boots ripped. I switched to Alture, after they came highly recommended by the owners of Laguna MT Sports. Sadly, after twisting my ankle less than 150 miles later, I switched once again to a pair Keen Targhee......

Myron Avery: The Architect of the Appalachian Trail

“Might well, instead of ‘Appalachian Trail’, have been termed, ‘The Anonymous Trail,’ in recognition of the fact that many, many people…have labored on [it]. They have asked for no return nor recognition nor reward. They have contributed to the project simply by reasons of the pleasure found in trail-making and in the realization that they......

Walked about 0.2 miles around neighborhood

I started to walk 0.62 miles around the neighborhood, but we stopped to talk with a neighbor. During our talk, I felt dizzy and had to hold my wife's hand to keep my balance. After we finished talking, we continued our walk. I felt off-balance and turned around and went home. Show More Summary

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