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This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Time for some more of that sweet instagramy goodness to satiate your unquenchable hiker lust. If you're sad you're not out on the trail today just sit back and join the rest...

May 31, 2016 : Kenny Howell
This Is Real

This Is Real

I am currently laying in a bunk bed at the AT Lodge in Maine. This is real. This is happening. The pilgrimage to Maine included a drive from Georgia to...

May 31, 2016 : Ashley Schellhase
3 Common Myths About Thru-hiking the A.T.

3 Common Myths About Thru-hiking the A.T.

At the Start When most people decide to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail they usually start reading blogs and journals and talking to former and current thru-hikers to gather information and...

May 31, 2016 : Jacqui Reed
Quick Update 5/31

Quick Update 5/31

I'm currently sitting at a hostel after passing mile 300 yesterday and within an easy two day range of Erwin, TN. The floor is gravel, the front yard looks like...

May 31, 2016 : Tim Sundquist
Week 10: Let’s Talk About My Favorite Thing, Food

Week 10: Let’s Talk About My Favorite Thing, Food

Dear reader, I have a confession to make, well I have a couple confessions I could make, but this is a big one. After hiking 850 miles, I have managed...

May 31, 2016 : Molly Bybee
“Spies on Skis”: An excerpt from “The Winter Fortress” by Neal Bascomb

“Spies on Skis”: An excerpt from “The Winter Fortress” by Neal Bascomb

What is more rewarding than finding something rare and untouched in the wilderness? As backpackers and avid hikers, we all love exploring the unexplored, creating our own path. There is...

May 31, 2016 : Guest Post
3 Months, 91 Days, 2,184 Hours

3 Months, 91 Days, 2,184 Hours

The 29th was my 3 month anniversary of being on the Appalachian Trail. That day I walked 0.3 miles with Wonka to cross the PA/NJ border.   Numbers. Hiking is...

May 31, 2016 : Emily Holzhauer
The Symbolic 1/2 way point tomorrow!

The Symbolic 1/2 way point tomorrow!

We put Virginia in our rear view mirror today!  Our 14 + mile hike has us 6.3 from Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.  Once we pick up Greyhound tomorrow, we'll be...

May 30, 2016 : Duke Conrad
Week 5: Crossing the desert (566 Miles)

Week 5: Crossing the desert (566 Miles)

Tehachapi, CA: the best trail town I've visited so far. I've been in town now for a day and a half and if there wasn't a 3 day limit at...

May 30, 2016 : Jesse Smith
Reddit AMA with The Real Hiking Viking at 7PM (EST) on 5/31/2016!

Reddit AMA with The Real Hiking Viking at 7PM (EST) on 5/31/2016!

"AMA" stands for Ask Me Anything. This is your chance to "interview" The Hiking Viking. I'll come back here and share the link when the fun begins. (EDIT: Here is...

May 30, 2016 : Gary Sizer