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How to Hike West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

How to Hike West Virginia’s Cranberry Wilderness

I’ve been going through trail withdrawal hard since finishing my AT thru-hike in September. With winter quickly approaching and hiking season winding down, I decided to peel myself off my...

Nov 21, 2018 : Audrey Payne
West Virginia and Other Things

West Virginia and Other Things

West Virginia (Sept. 13 - Sept. 21) Four miles, eight days I know what you may be thinking. It took you eight days to walk four miles, what are you...

Oct 17, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
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
Park Service Considers Options for Repairing AT Footbridge at Harpers Ferry

Park Service Considers Options for Repairing AT Footbridge at Harpers Ferry

The Appalachian Trail footbridge across the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry remains closed to hikers as the National Park Service assesses the damage and considers how to pay for repairs....

Jan 20, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Why They Walked: Portraits of 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Why They Walked: Portraits of 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

It’s been 12 years since I started collecting stories and portraits of northbound thru-hikers as they trek through their final state, Maine. Every year I am astounded by the hikers...

Jan 16, 2020 : Chris Bennett
OK Boomer: Five Hikers Who Refuse to Act Their Age

OK Boomer: Five Hikers Who Refuse to Act Their Age

The majority of thru-hikers on America's National Scenic Trails are fresh out of college, falling right around low- to-mid 20s. There's a reason for that: taking several months away from...

Dec 28, 2019 : The Editors
Finally Taking the Time to Swim

Finally Taking the Time to Swim

Written on August 3, 2019 All through July I would walk past good looking swimming holes and stare at them longingly while simultaneously listing off all the reasons why it...

Dec 13, 2019 : Sara Rollins
Proposed Power Line Expansion Casts Shadow Over AT, Maine Woods

Proposed Power Line Expansion Casts Shadow Over AT, Maine Woods

The battle over a proposed power transmission line is looming large in the Maine North Woods as environmental and sporting groups join towns in the line's path to oppose the...

Dec 8, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Trail Angel Spotlight: The Trekking Twins

Trail Angel Spotlight: The Trekking Twins

While the average age of trail maintainers on the Appalachian Trail keeps getting older, there are two octogenarians who don't let age get in the way

Nov 18, 2019 : Bloodhound
Trail Personality: Walker Brook’s Cultural Niche on the Long Trail

Trail Personality: Walker Brook’s Cultural Niche on the Long Trail

Walker Brook grew up in the shadow of Vermont's Long Trail. He remembers riding in a pack on his father's back up Mount Mansfield, bringing supplies to his sisters who...

Nov 4, 2019 : Hugh Owen