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24 More Stunning Appalachian Trail Photos to Get You Through Another Week

24 More Stunning Appalachian Trail Photos to Get You Through Another Week

We asked for your favorite AT photos, and we're having a blast looking through them all. This week brings the third installment of our readers' favorite pictures from the Appalachian...

May 19, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Backpacking in America as a Person of Color: Hikers Share Their Experiences

Backpacking in America as a Person of Color: Hikers Share Their Experiences

Just a couple miles past the Mason-Dixon line during his Appalachian Trail thru-hike, Daniel White, aka The Blackalachian, and a female hiking partner decided to camp at Pen Mar Park....

May 14, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
25 More Gorgeous Appalachian Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

25 More Gorgeous Appalachian Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

We asked for your favorite AT photos, and we got them.  Welcome to the second installment our readers' favorite pictures from the Appalachian Trail.  Hiking responsibly might be challenging right

May 13, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
26 Gorgeous Appalachian Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

26 Gorgeous Appalachian Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

We asked for your favorite AT photos, and a lot of you answered. While we aren't currently able to achieve our thru-hiking goals, or even presently spend time on the...

May 6, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
What It’s Like for 2020 Thru-Hikers Canceling Their Plans Because of COVID-19

What It’s Like for 2020 Thru-Hikers Canceling Their Plans Because of COVID-19

Within the past week, every community, industry, age range, and recreation subset has been flipped upside down. Everything from dinner reservations to planning for the entirety of 2020 has gone...

Mar 19, 2020 : The Editors
Thru-Hiking Through Grief: How Widower Randy Fuller’s 2019 Hike Changed His Life

Thru-Hiking Through Grief: How Widower Randy Fuller’s 2019 Hike Changed His Life

I don't remember when I met Randy Fuller, aka Survivor, but I know when I said goodbye. Last July, both of us were midway through our northbound Appalachian Trail thru-hike...

Mar 18, 2020 : Cari Pattison
13 Thru-Hiking Films to Keep You Sane While Quarantining During the Coronavirus Outbreak

13 Thru-Hiking Films to Keep You Sane While Quarantining During the Coronavirus Outbreak

You're doing the socially responsible thing, but you're going crazy. Hopping between the couch and bed might be nice for an afternoon or one lazy weekend, but after a few...

Mar 16, 2020 : Katie Kommer
The Trek’s Appalachian Trail Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

The Trek’s Appalachian Trail Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Each new thru-hiking season, The Trek enlists a squad of hiker trash to share their stories with us while tagging white blazes along the spine of Appalachia. We have selected...

Mar 14, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
Trail Angel Spotlight: Jim “The Spoon Man” Tabor

Trail Angel Spotlight: Jim “The Spoon Man” Tabor

All along the rock-strewn trails of Pennsylvania, there have been rumors of a man leaving spoons out on the trail for hikers to find. Well, the rumors are true. And...

Mar 8, 2020 : Bloodhound
How My AT Thru-Hike Helped Me Process the Loss of My Parents

How My AT Thru-Hike Helped Me Process the Loss of My Parents

It was April 5, 2019 and I had just gotten back on the Appalachian Trail at Dicks Creek Gap after my first zero day in Hiawassee, Georgia. It was, in...

Mar 4, 2020 : Julia Gladstein