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What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

The Appalachian Trail Kickoff, or ATKO, is an annual event held in early March. This event has been going on for 18 years, and continues to get better and better...

Feb 25, 2020 : Stacia Bennett
2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Tents and Shelters

2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Tents and Shelters

Each year, The Trek surveys long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) regarding the shelter systems they use, such as tents and hammocks. In this post we cover the types...

Dec 18, 2019 : Mariposa
600 Miles and Counting

600 Miles and Counting

Update As I take a few planned days off the trail to spend time with Sydney and travel to Pittsburgh to attend a friend's wedding, I finally have a chance...

May 28, 2019 : David
My Life Packed into 14 Pounds – AT NOBO Gear List

My Life Packed into 14 Pounds – AT NOBO Gear List

Over the last year I have slowly been fine-tuning and testing my gear, trading in older heavier stuff for newer, more durable and lighter equipment (thank you, REI garage and...

Jan 20, 2019 : David
The Top Tents, Hammocks, and Tarps on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Tents, Hammocks, and Tarps on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 Thru-Hiker Survey

Each year, The Trek surveys long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) regarding the shelter systems they use, such as tents and hammocks. In this post we cover the types...

Nov 28, 2018 : Mariposa
The Final Haul

The Final Haul

And here it is. The final haul. I've been going back and forth with my gear, over and over again debating what I can leave behind and what I can...

May 26, 2017 : Emily Elizabeth
Umbrella on a Thru-Hike–Luxury, Necessity or Just Cray-Cray?

Umbrella on a Thru-Hike–Luxury, Necessity or Just Cray-Cray?

I'm talking myself into this! On a recent training hike, I pondered the idea of carrying an umbrella.  I’m not an umbrella person (I think they're kind of dorky), but...

Mar 8, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Gear Won’t Get Me There … But It Will Make It Hurt Less

Gear Won’t Get Me There … But It Will Make It Hurt Less

With about two and a half months until my start, I thought it was about that time to go through what I have and figure out where my holes are....

Feb 20, 2017 : Kim
The Top Tents and Hammocks on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Tents and Hammocks on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

For the third year running, we surveyed long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail in 2016, regarding the shelter systems they used. This year, we added more specific questions about tent...

Dec 20, 2016 : Mariposa
Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Make no mistake, backpacking is expensive. We've published plenty of money-saving posts (before and during your hike), but sometimes you have to bite the bullet and shell out the big...

Dec 13, 2016 : The Editors