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2017 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Most Memorable Photos

2017 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Most Memorable Photos

When a thru-hike is over, what do you have left? The journey might have ended, but the experience lives on in memories, and stories, and photos. Here, we've collected some...

Nov 22, 2017 : The Editors
Why They Walked: Portraits of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Why They Walked: Portraits of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

I started photographing Appalachian Trail thru-hikers in my home state of Maine eleven years ago. As a professional photographer with a degree in photojournalism, I was curious to learn the...

Nov 8, 2017 : Chris Bennett
The Family That Successfully Thru-Hiked the AT With Their Baby

The Family That Successfully Thru-Hiked the AT With Their Baby

In case you missed it, the Quirin trio completed their AT thru-hike on September 30th—195 days after their start date of March 20th. This means Bekah and Derrick successfully hiked...

Oct 15, 2017 : The Editors
Congratulations to these PCT and AT Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these PCT and AT Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Oct 9, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [One pic is NSFW]

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [One pic is NSFW]

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Oct 2, 2017 : Ben Barrett
This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

From fresh gear and nervous excitement at one end, to the dirt-streaked finisher 2,000 miles later, here are this week's thru-hike before-and-after photos. Have one to add? Send it to

Sep 29, 2017 : The Editors
Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/18/17)

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/18/17)

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Sep 18, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/11/17)

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/11/17)

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Sep 11, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/4/17)

Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/4/17)

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Sep 4, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 8/28/17)

Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 8/28/17)

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Aug 28, 2017 : Ben Barrett