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West Virginia & Maryland: Must-See Day Hikes on the AT

West Virginia & Maryland: Must-See Day Hikes on the AT

With only 17.5 miles of the AT in West Virginia and 40 miles in Maryland, these two states are known for being the smallest on the trail. Their small size...

Jul 26, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
The Times I Almost Quit but Didn’t

The Times I Almost Quit but Didn’t

The beginning was easy. It’s new, it’s exciting, it’s a novelty. There are times you have to work out different ways to use gear and how to hike, yet this...

Aug 13, 2018 : Jenna Petersen
Federal Agency Temporarily Halts Mountain Valley Pipeline

Federal Agency Temporarily Halts Mountain Valley Pipeline

On Friday, a federal agency ordered a halt to construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The project has run into many issues dealing with erosion since it began its path...

Aug 6, 2018 : Andrea Davis
How to Section Hike Virginia II: Pearisburg to Daleville

How to Section Hike Virginia II: Pearisburg to Daleville

Section Hiking Virginia on the Appalachian Trail Pearisburg to Daleville At-a-Glance Distance: 92 miles Terrain type: A mixture of ridge walking, woodlands, and farmland, with some major elevation

Aug 6, 2018 : Ken Nail
Hiking with History on the Appalachian Trail: Civil War Corridor, Part 1

Hiking with History on the Appalachian Trail: Civil War Corridor, Part 1

“Any understanding of this nation has to be based, and I mean really based, on an understanding of the Civil War...  It was the crossroads of our being, and it...

Aug 3, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Against Mountain Valley Pipeline

In a breakthrough for environmentalists on Friday, a federal appeals court struck down two major decisions that would have allowed a natural gas pipeline to slice through Jefferson National Forest

Jul 27, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The Appalachian Trail Needs You (and Your Sweat)

The Appalachian Trail Needs You (and Your Sweat)

Volunteer maintainers are "graying out" and nobody’s replacing them. It took more than 1,600 miles of walking on the Appalachian Trail before it struck me how important volunteers are to...

Jul 26, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia: The Southern Section At-a-Glance Distance: 166 miles Terrain type: A mixture of high mountain balds, woodlands, ridge walking, and

Jul 13, 2018 : Ken Nail
How I Got Rid of My Trail Funk

How I Got Rid of My Trail Funk

The smell. The odor of layers of sweat between your pores. The sweet, sticky smell of body odor stuck in your clothes. The dirt in the crease of your skin...

Jul 11, 2018 : Elise Wallace
Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

This post includes profanity. “Oh, Jesus!” he moaned. “Did you see what God just did to us?” “God didn’t do that!” I shouted. “You did it.” Excerpt from Hunter S....

Jul 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson