Madie "Friday" Friday

Madie Friday is a mechanical engineer from Wheeling, West Virginia. Madie had never been backpacking before when she decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. She set out in March of 2021 from Georgia and summitted Maine’s Mount Katahdin in September. Madie says she only wants to do three backpacking trips in her life: the AT, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.

March 4, 2022

Give Me Shelter

When you are hiking on the Appalachian Trail and it starts raining, it’s nice to know that somewhere up ahead there is a cozy shelter you can duck into. Luckily, there are more than 250 trailside shelters on the AT.