Lessons from the Appalachian Trail: Bears? Snakes? What’s the greatest risk?

“Aren’t you afraid of bears or snakes?”  This was the most-asked question I encountered while long-distance backpacking along the Appalachian Trail.

It’s a valid question, though.  Just what is the greatest risk to be aware of and prepared for during the long haul?  Click the link below.

The Greatest Hiking Risk


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