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How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

So you’ve got all this gear ready to go… but now what? While out backpacking, everything that you need is carried on your back, in this pack. You’ll pack and...

Feb 18, 2020 : Effie Drew
Wisdom from 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part I

Wisdom from 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part I

Two couples and one solo hiker chime in with their thoughts on resourcefulness, gear, and what you need to finish a thru-hike. Everyone's answer is a little different, but that's...

Feb 9, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
The Case for Bear Canisters on the Appalachian Trail

The Case for Bear Canisters on the Appalachian Trail

Incidents of bears obtaining food from AT campsites are increasing. Several campsites in the mid-Atlantic have been closed, and a bear that frequently visited an AT campsite was euthanized in ...

Feb 6, 2020 : Cosmo
16 Things 2020 Thru-Hikers Need to Know

16 Things 2020 Thru-Hikers Need to Know

It’s that time of year again! Hikers around the globe are crossing the last pieces of gear off their list, finalizing mail drops, and making plans to head toward the...

Dec 23, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Two hundred and eighty-two miles of adventure are sandwiched between New Hampshire’s Mount Success and Katahdin, the revered Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Many hikers consider Maine to

Dec 4, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Hampshire

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Hampshire

Somewhere in the vast green forest of New Hampshire, the Appalachian Trail steals across a small stream called Oliverian Brook, which snakes through a notch of the same name. This...

Nov 21, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

As the Appalachian Trail moves north through New England, the sections get steadily longer—and so do the climbs. Stretching 150 miles between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Vermont beckons with

Nov 7, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Hold on to your hats, folks, because you’re about to embark on a wild ride known as the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail. After hundreds of rolling mid-Atlantic miles, the longer views...

Oct 22, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

After 70 miles of gentle ridge walking in New Jersey, the AT gets tougher in New York. It enters the state near the town of Lakeside, New Jersey (mile 1,368),...

Oct 2, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Jersey

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Jersey

It turns out that New Jersey isn't all traffic jams and industrial vistas—who knew? For 72 action-packed miles, the Appalachian Trail traverses the idyllic western region of the state from...

Sep 9, 2019 : Kelly Floro