Annapolis Rocks

Within reasonable driving distance from D.C., the hike to Annapolis Rocks on the Appalachian Trail is a popular hike. My legs and my lungs usually feel the first two miles of uphill and then enjoy the level trail. The viewpoint, especially when there are bear sightings, is totally worth the early huffing and puffing.

McAfee Knob, Virginia

The famous overhang of McAfee Knob is the most photographed spot on the Appalachian Trail. The short length of the trail, just under 4 miles, also makes it an extremely popular day hike! It’s also easy to make this a picturesque backpacking trip by starting at Dragon’s Tooth and ending at Tinker Cliffs.

Appalachian Trail FAQ

I thru hiked (uninterrupted hike from one end of a long trail to the other) the Appalachian Trail in 2014. It was a crazy and wild adventure, but it also helped me fall in love with the outdoors again. Here, I answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about my experience (53).

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent

    The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent is an extremely light but durable tent. In the three years that I owned the Fly Creek, it survived six months on the Appalachian Trail, an eight week cross-country motorcycle trip and many short camping trips in between! If the tent had not been stolen on... Continue Reading →

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