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Pennsylvania: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Pennsylvania: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

If you are a frequent reader of my posts, then you know that I am a huge fan of Pennsylvania hiking. With that being said, after hiking all 250 miles...

Jun 22, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Only 12 percent of all Appalachian Trail thru-hikers last year hiked southbound from Maine to Georgia, and roughly only 1,500 thru-hikers have ever completed a southbound hike in the entire history

Jun 19, 2017 : Emily
New Jersey: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

New Jersey: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Being from the Philly area, there is a small bit of rivalry between PA and NJ, so it kills me to admit that Jersey has been one of my favorite...

Jun 7, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
4 Things Female Thru-Hikers Need to Hear

4 Things Female Thru-Hikers Need to Hear

Dear Female Thru-Hikers, In 2016, I hiked the Appalachian Trail and became apparent of how my gender played a role in how my abilities were perceived. Although I hiked with my best...

May 27, 2017 : Danielle
What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

Two weeks before finishing my flip-flop through-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a day hiker I didn't know stopped me on the trail. "I know you! Ninja Hoops! I've been following your

May 24, 2017 : Janel Healy
How Long-Distance Backpacking Changes Your Relationship with the Outdoors

How Long-Distance Backpacking Changes Your Relationship with the Outdoors

Did you know National Trails Day is coming up? Did you know it existed? On June 3rd, clubs and organizations around the country will host trail building, maintenance, and educational...

May 5, 2017 : The Editors
This Family is Thru-Hiking the AT with Their Baby

This Family is Thru-Hiking the AT with Their Baby

Nearly 400 miles into their Appalachian Trail thru-hike, Bekah and Derrick Quirin pack up camp and start the day. The tent gets broken down, sleeping pads are deflated, bear hang is retrieved,

Apr 23, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

‘Made to be Broken’ is a film about Karl Meltzer falling down. Watch this incredible video here But then, it might be more appropriate to say that Red Bull’s documentary...

Apr 13, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
Age is Just a Number: Interview with Grey Beard, Attempting Record for Oldest AT Thru-Hiker

Age is Just a Number: Interview with Grey Beard, Attempting Record for Oldest AT Thru-Hiker

"Happiness is the key to staying in good health. If you aren't happy with what you're doing, age will catch up to you. You'll really feel your age." -Dale "Greybeard"...

Mar 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
The Trail Karma Initiative: Give More, Get More

The Trail Karma Initiative: Give More, Get More

The following post is courtesy of the here.  The principle of karma says that life revolves around a system of cause and effect. If one person does something good (no...

Mar 29, 2017 : Guest Post