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13 Very Important Facts About the Pacific Crest Trail

13 Very Important Facts About the Pacific Crest Trail

As a prospective PCT thru hiker, I have spent a lot of time doing research on the trail. Here is a compilation of the most very basic facts of the...

Oct 31, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

This post is all about celebration! We want to feature your incredible accomplishment of successfully thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail right here on AppalachianTrials.com! If you've completed

Oct 31, 2014 : Zach
Episode #44: Disco from “The Trail Show” [Part2]

Episode #44: Disco from “The Trail Show” [Part2]

Part 2 of talk with The Trail Show Podcast Our talk continues in the basement of The Nantahala Outdoor Center: Eric Rudolph – Pox was a little off with his...

Oct 31, 2014 : Pox & Puss Podcast
My Life’s Trail Has Had No Blazes

My Life’s Trail Has Had No Blazes

It was a Tuesday in December of 2013 and the roommates and I were celebrating Cousin Scotty's birthday with a good hike through the Cohutta Wilderness in the north Georgia...

Oct 30, 2014 : James Perkins
Is Morning Chili Stopping You From Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Is Morning Chili Stopping You From Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Yesterday, I woke up to a crockpot full of steamy-hot delicious grass-fed beef and bison chili.  The night before, I dedicated an hour to chopping and dicing onions, garlic, peppers, and...

Oct 29, 2014 : Zach
Some of the Best (and Worst) Places to Stay on the AT

Some of the Best (and Worst) Places to Stay on the AT

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is expensive for even the most frugal hiker, so picking the best hotels and hostels to spend money on is important. Following is a list of...

Oct 28, 2014 : Jessica Porter
Your Ultimate Guide to Camp Stove and Fuel Options

Your Ultimate Guide to Camp Stove and Fuel Options

In line with my last post about BioLite Campstove because we weren't sure about fuel availability on the trail, and we are nature-loving hippies.  We wanted to be more environmentally friendly...

Oct 28, 2014 : Nicole and Alex Docta
4 Lessons I’ve Learned to Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike that’ll Help you too!

4 Lessons I’ve Learned to Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike that’ll Help you too!

1.  Hey girl...where are you going with that suitcase? I had a good laugh last night with a dear friend I had met on the trail about the size of...

Oct 28, 2014 : BraveHeart
The Top Instagram Photos from The #AppalachianTrail This Week

The Top Instagram Photos from The #AppalachianTrail This Week

We continue to peruse all of the wonderful pictures from Instagram with the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #AppalachianTrials and select a few of the best each week. This week we take a look at

Oct 27, 2014 : Kenny Howell
3 Reasons Why I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

3 Reasons Why I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

"Do not wait: The time will never be just right" -Napoleon Hill I think Napoleon and I are on the same page. There is no "right time" to go hike...

Oct 27, 2014 : BraveHeart