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Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

This article will either help you choose a section to hike, or will spark some daydreams about your future thru-hike.

Mar 31, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. We've listed 120+ places to stay between Georgia and Maine, including a few lodgings...

Mar 22, 2021 : The Editors
Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

As 2020 winds down, a third wave of COVID-19 infections is engulfing the United States, with the number of daily cases more than tripling over the previous August high and...

Dec 17, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
My Biggest Appalachian Trail Gear Regrets

My Biggest Appalachian Trail Gear Regrets

Personally, I don’t subscribe to the belief that I need to admit when I’m “wrong” or “make mistakes.” But fortunately for us, Saoirse “Story” Ibargüen is a better person than...

Dec 10, 2020 : Sarah Wolfson
19 Things 2021 Appalachian Trail Hikers Need to Know

19 Things 2021 Appalachian Trail Hikers Need to Know

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a huge undertaking—and in the age of Covid, that could be more true now than it ever has been before. If you're thinking of hitting...

Dec 8, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Day Hiking – Staying Sane in Maine

Day Hiking – Staying Sane in Maine

  We all know how crazy of a year it’s been, I don’t think I have to go into any details about why. For me, and for many others, hiking...

Dec 3, 2020 : Kaylin
Accessing the Appalachian Trail: A List of Shuttles and Taxi Services

Accessing the Appalachian Trail: A List of Shuttles and Taxi Services

Originally published on 6/23/2016, updated on 11/23/2020 by Sarah Wolfson. Do a quick Google search of, "How do I get to on the AT?" and you won't get very far....

Nov 23, 2020 : High Five
How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

So, you're off to hike the Appalachian Trail. You've bought your gear and prepped your pack with advice from gear experts and hiker pros. But how to broach the subject...

Nov 16, 2020 : Sarah Wolfson
Can Thru-Hiking Bring Peace? A Combat Veteran’s Advice for Veterans

Can Thru-Hiking Bring Peace? A Combat Veteran’s Advice for Veterans

Like many combat veterans, Earl Shaffer returned home from war depressed, alienated, and confused. He'd spent years around some of the nastiest fighting World War II had to offer and...

Nov 11, 2020 : N. B. Hankes
Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

At almost 8,000 miles, the Triple Crown trails of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail are some of the best hiking in the world. No matter...

Nov 4, 2020 : Eloise Robbins