Inspiration

Trail Magic (Marlene) and Humps

Trail Magic (Marlene) and Humps

The Beauty Of Marlene After almost 400 miles I finally found myself face to face with an angel. She goes by the name Marlene. I came down to Hughes Gap...

Jul 15, 2022 : Brit
Finding Community After Combat: An Interview with Tony DePricio of Warrior Expeditions

Finding Community After Combat: An Interview with Tony DePricio of Warrior Expeditions

Hi y’all, Oats here! I’m the Social Media Wiz for The Trek back on IG Live with another interview from the Appalachian Trail. Today, I am joined by one of...

Apr 19, 2022 : Katie Houston
Your Body is a Miraculous Machine!

Your Body is a Miraculous Machine!

Thru-hiking has taught me a lot about my body, which I feel is empowering. It's shown me that we humans are amazing and capable! As I feel my body adapt...

Apr 17, 2022 : Olivia Gerstenbacher
14 Damn Good Reasons To Thru Hike The IAT Ulster-Ireland

14 Damn Good Reasons To Thru Hike The IAT Ulster-Ireland

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland. If you’re looking for a 2022 thru-hike that breaks the standard mold and escapes the crowds...

Feb 28, 2022 : Colleen Goldhorn
Scott Benerofe on His Ongoing SOBO Winter AT Thru-Hike

Scott Benerofe on His Ongoing SOBO Winter AT Thru-Hike

"This is hard. I am being challenged. I also think it's so cool."—Scott Benerofe Scott Benerofe, aka Aquaman, is a class of 2019 AT thru-hiker currently attempting a winter SOBO...

Jan 17, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me About This?! The 5 Hardest Sections of the AT No One Talks About

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me About This?! The 5 Hardest Sections of the AT No One Talks About

Because of the hype and fearmongering, I felt mentally prepared to “embrace the suck”.  It was the little talked about sections of trail that really pushed my limits and made...

Jan 4, 2022 : Anna McKinney
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of December 27

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of December 27

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb, and national park crowd to finish the AT....

Dec 28, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
21 Fascinating Appalachian Trail Facts

21 Fascinating Appalachian Trail Facts

How well do you know the Appalachian Trail? You thru-hikers in the crowd probably think you know the AT like the back of your dirty, mud-stained hands. After taking those...

Dec 20, 2021 : Kenny Howell
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of December 13

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of December 13

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb, and national park crowd to finish the AT....

Dec 16, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
From Tragedy To Triumph: How the Appalachian Trail Transformed One Woman’s Life

From Tragedy To Triumph: How the Appalachian Trail Transformed One Woman’s Life

In 2020, many people quit their hikes because of the pandemic. This is a story of one of them who not only handled the challenges hiking during this unique time,...

Dec 1, 2021 : Bloodhound