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Go Wild! Meet Pennsylvania’s Mid State Trail

Go Wild! Meet Pennsylvania’s Mid State Trail

I never met Dr. Tom Thwaites, but I have few doubts that we would have gotten along.  If you ask most hikers, Pennsylvania is the backup plan for the backup...

Mar 8, 2021 : Yard Sale
The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

Beyond the Appalachian Trail, many backpackers overlook Pennsylvania as a backpacking destination. Hikers from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, however, appreciate the plentiful backpacking

Jan 18, 2021 : Troy Zohner
NoBo Thru-hike Training – Love and Hate for Pennsylvania Rocks

NoBo Thru-hike Training – Love and Hate for Pennsylvania Rocks

As a native Pennsylvanian, I used to get offended when I heard other hikers diss my home state - Rocksylvania, Where Boots Go to Die, The Sixth Gate of Hell....

Dec 11, 2020 : Darlene M
Appalachian Trail Hiker Found Dead in Pennsylvania

Appalachian Trail Hiker Found Dead in Pennsylvania

An Appalachian Trail hiker reported missing earlier this week was found dead Thursday, Oct. 17, near Bear Rocks in Lynn Township, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police said the body of Michael

Oct 17, 2019 : Hugh Owen
A Pennsylvania Pummeling

A Pennsylvania Pummeling

Pennsylvania, where do I even begin? You started out so promising and nice but so quickly you became one of the most challenging and unpleasant parts of my hike so...

Aug 1, 2019 : David
The Pennsylvania Pouts: Trail Update Seven

The Pennsylvania Pouts: Trail Update Seven

Before heading out to the Appalachian Trail, I had heard all about the Virginia Blues from former hikers and general trail word of mouth: hundreds of miles in the same...

Jun 29, 2019 : Katharine “Manhattan” Rudzitis
AT Part Seven: Seven Things I Loved About Pennsylvania

AT Part Seven: Seven Things I Loved About Pennsylvania

Harpers Ferry, WV, to Delaware Water Gap, PA Distance: 270.1 miles Total distance: 1,295.4 miles Because of its jagged boulders, dry springs, and ornery rattlesnakes, Pennsylvania doesn’t

Jun 28, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
An Ode to Pennsylvania (That’s Not an Ode at All)

An Ode to Pennsylvania (That’s Not an Ode at All)

Oh Pennsylvania. You were no fun and from you I now shall run to New Jersey. All the hikers you seemed to mock, "try and get through all this rock."...

Jun 25, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Pennsylvania

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania—somewhat affectionately known as "Rocksylvania" amongst AT hikers—represents 229 miles of the Appalachian Trail.  The state falls at the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail, beginning at

May 7, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Northbounders are susceptible to the Virginia Blues, and although my symptoms may be similar, I'm experiencing them in a different state. While it's not Lyme disease or a twisted ankle,...

Oct 6, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield