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How the Hike Changes You: Reflections from 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

“It’s official,” I told my friend on the phone as I stepped outside and braced against the cold. “I just blew up my life.”The day was January 6, 2019, and my words felt appropriately dramatic. That morning I’d told my boss I was leaving a great job of 12 years to go hike the Appalachian Trail.
As in thru-hike: 2200 miles from Georgia to Maine.
When you blow up your life, one hopes it’s in order to build back something new. ...

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Backpacker Radio 58: Donna L-Rod Saufley of Hiker Heaven on Her 20+ Years as a PCT Trail Angel

n today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek we are joined by legendary PCT trail angel, Donna, L-Rod Saufley of Hiker Heaven.  Donna comes by her trail name, L-Rod, short for lightning rod, very honestly. She’s exceptionally outspoken, a ball of energy, and has a deep passion for the Pacific Crest Trail and its community.  We hear all about her time serving as a trail angel to PCT hikers for more than two decades.  ...

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Chiefs vs. 49ers: The Minimally Informed Guide to Super Bowl 54

The biggest American sports event of the year is about to arrive: Super Bowl 54 is locked in with the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. The NFL championship will be decided between two teams with storied histories in the NFL, following the 100th season of the league. Whether you’re a massive football fan […]
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