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The Story Behind the Names

August 24, 2017 / Bryan Wolf / AT Journal, RRT Adventures

Popularized on the Appalachian Trail, and now adopted on many long distance trails, it is customary to be given a new name, a trail name. The reasons for this can be many, but put simply you take on a new identity from that you which previously possessed and are renamed.

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Return of the SLOBO: Fear is the Mind Killer

August 15, 2016 / Craig Buckley / AT Journal, Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

In less than a week, yours truly, Goatman, will step back onto the Appalachian Trail to finish the last 969 miles of a thru-hike that began in 2013 with a 1200+ mile trek. The time for planning, prepping, training, and ruminating is over. And good riddance. I know this may come as no surprise to […]

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Return of the SLOBO: Rocketship Underpants

May 23, 2016 / Craig Buckley / AT Journal, Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

Despite current fashion or gear trends, the gear you take on the AT should do the following things for you: keep you safe, keep you happy, and keep you moving.

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Appalachian Trail: North Adams to Great Barrington Massachusetts

July 23, 2015 / Eli / AT Journal, Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

Date: July 14-21 Trip length: Four days of hiking along with three days of travel on a Greyhound Bus. Conditions: 70-90 degrees during the day accompanied by slight breezes and plenty of shade. Rain storms during one day and two nights. Temperatures at night ranged from low 40s to mid 60s depending on elevation. Distance: […]

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Mt. Rogers Loop

July 20, 2015 / Kayla McKinney / AT Journal, Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

  Trip Report Mt. Rogers Loop – Virginia Trip report by Kayla “Clover” McKinney.   Date: Mid-May 2015 Conditions: Warm, sunny, breezy, mid-70sF during day, mid-50’s at night, some rain at night. Trip Length: 3 days, 2 nights Mileage: 18.1 miles Highlights: Wild ponies, tallest point in Virginia, beautiful mountain vistas, Appalachian Trail, rhododendron forests. […]

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An Introduction to the AT

May 7, 2015 / Bryan Wolf / AT Journal, RRT Adventures

An Introduction to the AT By: Bryan “Ice Man” Wolf SOBO 06’/07’ I’ve heard it spoken of as romantic, miserable, magical, adventurous, life changing, and testing. I’ve spoken to those who have dreamt of the experience forever and those that have experienced it with little to no previous knowledge of its existence at all. In […]

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Overnight Loops on the Appalachian Trail (A Cincinnati Guide)

May 7, 2015 / Bryan Wolf / AT Journal, Backpacking Prep, RRT Adventures

Overnight on the AT Top 3 Hikes Less Than 8 hours from Cincinnati By: Craig “Goatman” Buckley  Interested in getting a taste of the iconic Appalachian Trail without the time commitment required for a long section hike? Behold! Three hikes that will get you out on the AT for an overnight backpacking trip that you […]

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Southbound: episode 21

February 25, 2014 / Bryan Wolf / AT Journal

February 25th  2007 Written by: Bryan Wolf and Joe White Our 1st day out of Franklin was cold and the trail was covered with a fresh dusting of snow. Parts of the trail were still pretty icy too. Ice Man took a bad fall on some ice and bumped his head. He had a bad […]

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Southbound: episode 20

February 17, 2014 / Bryan Wolf / AT Journal

  February 17th 2007 Written by: Bryan Wolf and Joe White This journal entry is going to be a little different than usual. I am short on computer time, and this will be our last entry until we make it back to Cincinnati in a week. We will post another from Cincinnati to sum up the […]

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Southbound: episode 19

February 4, 2014 / Bryan Wolf / AT Journal

February 4th 2007 Written by: Bryan Wolf and Joe White Our first night out of Damascus brought us into Tennessee, the 12th state of the trail. We didn’t leave town till 2 in the afternoon, but we made sure we left with full stomachs. Our first impression of the trail in Tennessee was awesome, very […]

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