Reflections on a Trail well Traveled

Reflections on a Trail well Traveled

I was silly to think that we would be immune to post trail depression. For months now, we both felt like the end of the trail would come as a...

Sep 21, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Post Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear list

Post Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear list

What one AT thru-hiker carried between 3/26/2017 and 9/5/2017. Initial AT Gear List: (60L(33#) Amicalola Falls) I went through so much gear for many reasons a post-hike pack load video

Sep 21, 2017 : Chris G.
A Review of My Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent

A Review of My Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Tent

In my attempt to lighten my pack and gain some much needed head room, I decided to sell my This was my first experience with a tarp tent, and after...

Sep 21, 2017 : Annette
AMC and My Experience in The Whites

AMC and My Experience in The Whites

A New Kind of Beautiful Trail Feed Me! Leftovers holds an unpleasant, almost peasant, vernacular, but the food is cooked, prepared and delicious. Oftentimes, it's a literal buffet. While

Sep 20, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The One-Day Thru-Hike: Oregon’s Wildwood Trail

The One-Day Thru-Hike: Oregon’s Wildwood Trail

Quick Facts Distance: 30 miles Type: End-to-end, section hikes Location: Washington Park (southern end) to North end of Forest Park - Portland, Oregon Terrain: Old-growth Pacific

Sep 20, 2017 : Mischa Egolf
Sharing Thru-Hiking’s Power with a Nonhiking Audience

Sharing Thru-Hiking’s Power with a Nonhiking Audience

Sometimes it takes a long time to make meaning from dramatic events in our lives. I got off the trail fifteen months ago with a broken foot, not knowing if...

Sep 20, 2017 : Notebook
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Appalachian Trail. Each week,...

Sep 19, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Origin of Insanity It's only crazy until it becomes a reality One year, seven months, and one day ago I went on my first backpacking trip for my 23rd birthday....

Sep 19, 2017 : Kelly Ann Baird
Why I Should Not Hike the Appalachian Trail

Why I Should Not Hike the Appalachian Trail

I know, I know. Why start with something so negative? Well, I just need to air out all my doubts and all the doubts that other people have about this...

Sep 19, 2017 : Esther Burghouwt
AT Brief: On My Own (Finally!)

AT Brief: On My Own (Finally!)

Let's Chat I love chatting. Any money I've ever earned has been a direct result of chatting, be it about food, wine, English or Global History. Hundreds upon hundreds of...

Sep 19, 2017 : LilyMG