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A Purpose On Trail + After the Trail: Stewardship

A Purpose On Trail + After the Trail: Stewardship

This October the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) turns 50 (so does the Appalachian Trail) —along with legislation that established the National Trails System in 1968—as one of America’s first two...

Sep 30, 2018 : Laura Johnston
L.L.Bean Employees Complete Relay Hike of Appalachian Trail

L.L.Bean Employees Complete Relay Hike of Appalachian Trail

Since April of this year, 86 L.L. Bean employees, splitting off into 43 teams, have collectively completed all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, spanning all the way from Georgia...

Sep 30, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Highs and Lows of Pennsylvania

Highs and Lows of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania (Aug. 30 - Sept. 12) 229 miles, 13 days This was a hard state to compress into a length that would keep even my own attention span, but I...

Sep 30, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
700 Miles that Will Have to Wait

700 Miles that Will Have to Wait

To say that it has been an interesting week would be an understatement. I’m not even really sure what happened. All I know is I felt like I was supposed...

Sep 29, 2018 : Mary Meixner
Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiker Reported Missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A 53-year-old woman was reported missing near Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, Sept. 25. According to park service officials, Susan Clements of Cleves, Ohio and...

Sep 28, 2018 : Krista Diamond
My First Encounter with a Charging Cord Monster

My First Encounter with a Charging Cord Monster

The approach to the Great Smoky Mountains was full of good food, social time with my fellow hikers and the place I met my first charging cord monster. Plus, Fontana...

Sep 28, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Longer Hikes and Fewer Crowds: The Best of Acadia National Park

Longer Hikes and Fewer Crowds: The Best of Acadia National Park

Occupying approximately 47,000 acres across Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine lies Acadia National Park. Although one of the smallest national parks by size, it is also...

Sep 28, 2018 : Brandon Chase
Me, Myself, and I vs. the Arizona Trail

Me, Myself, and I vs. the Arizona Trail

50 hour work week plus 16 credit hours. Copious amounts of caffeine and the never ending need to adventure lead to the jump off point. A thru-hike of the Arizona...

Sep 27, 2018 : Tim
I Summited—But I Didn’t Announce It

I Summited—But I Didn’t Announce It

Hey, folks. So I was blogging awhile back. You can see it if you scroll through my history. And I'm sure it looks like I quit the trail: abrupt end...

Sep 27, 2018 : Eliza
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 27)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 27)

We’re in the thick of September AND summit season! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 27, 2018 : Becky Booroojian