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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 Trail Always Provides: Blackberries, Trail Magic and Family

The Trail Always Provides: Blackberries, Trail Magic and Family

“Happiness is not a goal. It's a by-product of a life well lived.” ― Shenandoah National Park.  OneFoot absolutely loved this section of the trail.  After two days of rain, he experienced...

Jun 18, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Passing the Many Midpoints Along the AT

Passing the Many Midpoints Along the AT

I left Shenandoah and cruised headlong into Harpers Ferry, the spiritual or psychological midpoint. This is a few days shy of the numerical midpoint, which itself can be vague given...

Jun 9, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Virginia: A Roller Coaster of a State

Virginia: A Roller Coaster of a State

Well, hello again! I sincerely apologize for how long of a break I've taken since the last blog post, but I wanted to be more in tune with my surroundings...

Jun 2, 2018 : Bobby
Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage / C & O Canal

Bikepacking the Great Allegheny Passage / C & O Canal

Seven years ago, I passed through Harpers Ferry, WV for the first time, just after graduating high school. I was on a five-day bike tour with a friend, from Pittsburgh...

May 28, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Reaching the AT Spiritual Halfway Point

Reaching the AT Spiritual Halfway Point

Daleville to Harpers Ferry May 6 to May 24, days 54 to 72 I’ve carried more baggage than my gear on this trek. Previously I detailed how I’ve coped with...

May 27, 2018 : Pete Bromen
Meet Maria, a Comforting Angel for Weary Hikers

Meet Maria, a Comforting Angel for Weary Hikers

As I emerged from the woods onto Route 44 outside Salisbury, Conn., drivers and pedestrians squinted and gave me and my pack a wide berth. My clothes were well past...

May 15, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

At over 550 trail miles, Virginia is the longest state on the Appalachian Trail. Hikers reach the state line at mile 466, three miles before Damascus, and most will be in...

May 15, 2018 : The Editors
Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Who wants some birthday cake? (If you’re currently hiking a trail, that’s a definite yes). This year, 2018, is the 50th birthday of the national scenic trails. This special designation...

May 13, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Who Dat Hiking?

Who Dat Hiking?

Who's crazy enough to do this? Some of you reading this probably are curious why someone would want to leave the comforts of regular life to go walk in the...

Apr 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys