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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
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
My Life in Sports:  Participate; Injure; Grieve, Accept, Heal; Resume; Repeat.

My Life in Sports: Participate; Injure; Grieve, Accept, Heal; Resume; Repeat.

I'm always breaking my own heart. I love my sports.  But I keep hurting myself through the years. Several dozen marathons and ultras run, but probably ten more I signed up...

Mar 28, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Go Time:  Musings From a Midnight Bus to Georgia

Go Time: Musings From a Midnight Bus to Georgia

It's that time, boys and girls. In less than 36 hours, Groot and I will be past the dreaded steps at Amicalola and on our way up Springer Mountain. Six...

Mar 8, 2018 : Jon Goff
Reader’s Voice: When Did You Stop Listening to Your Excuses?

Reader’s Voice: When Did You Stop Listening to Your Excuses?

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Feb 20, 2018 : Sponsored Post
Every Day There’s a Reason to Quit, but It Will Never be Good Enough

Every Day There’s a Reason to Quit, but It Will Never be Good Enough

Hello world! Don’t worry, Riley and I are still making our way to Springer Mountain. Since my last post the temperatures have been dropping significantly, which makes it difficult to...

Jan 30, 2018 : Kelly Ann Baird
Hip Surgery Behind Him,  Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

Hip Surgery Behind Him, Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

I got interested in camping in an unlikely manner. When I graduated high school, I joined the Army for a two-year enlistment. While on maneuvers in West Germany, I began...

Jan 20, 2018 : Victor Perrotti
Hitting Trail Without Dogs

Hitting Trail Without Dogs

"One thing I learned from my dogs... it's not about the destination, rather the journey. They love car rides not because of where we are going, but simply because they...

Jan 10, 2018 : Lance Ness
The 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Hiker Stats

The 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Hiker Stats

Each fall, The Trek conducts an in-depth survey of long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT), this time surveying the class of 2017. We have several posts to come on...

Nov 29, 2017 : Mariposa
A Poorly Planned Pipeline Continues to Threaten the Appalachian Trail

A Poorly Planned Pipeline Continues to Threaten the Appalachian Trail

You may have seen a pro-pipeline meme floating around the Internet that shows a map of the United States, crisscrossed with blue and red lines that depict the approximate 2.4...

Nov 28, 2017 : Anne Baker