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Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

With over 500 miles of trails, Shenandoah National Park offers some great opportunities for those who are ready to take a hike. The Appalachian Trail runs the length of the...

Apr 4, 2018 : Ken Nail
The Ups and Downs of Winter Hiking… I’m Not Talking Elevation

The Ups and Downs of Winter Hiking… I’m Not Talking Elevation

Winter hiking is very beautiful. Winter camping is cold AF. When I started my SOBO AT thru-hike in June of 2017 I did not foresee a January 2018 finish, but...

Mar 26, 2018 : Sarah Karner
90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

Hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail with me in 90 seconds. From Springer Mountain to the border of North Carolina, this video features views from Blood Mountain and...

Mar 7, 2018 : Josh Johnson
How the Trail Helped with My Anxiety

How the Trail Helped with My Anxiety

One in four people worldwide will be affected by a mental health issue at some point in their lives². I have been struggling with anxiety for many years, and have discovered,...

Feb 27, 2018 : Tess Mullaney
A Photographer’s Favorite Images From The Appalachian Trail

A Photographer’s Favorite Images From The Appalachian Trail

The 2018 Appalachian Trail hiking season is nearly upon us, and potential thru-hikers are setting off on an enormous journey. For me, having daily reminders of why I would even...

Feb 13, 2018 : Koty Sapp
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: A Trail Less Traveled

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: A Trail Less Traveled

I’m first and foremost a paddler. When I initially announced that I was planning a 2016 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) paddling friend of...

Feb 11, 2018 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Seven Must-Do Day Hikes on the International Appalachian Trail

Seven Must-Do Day Hikes on the International Appalachian Trail

Gaspé Peninsula is a wide and sparsely populated area covered by forest and mountains. The IAT traverse the length of the peninsula, but not everybody wants to do the whole...

Jan 31, 2018 : Pierre-Yves St-Onge
New York: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail​

New York: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail​

The Empire State is known throughout the AT community for being Total Distance: 3.6 miles (with longer options available) About The Hike: Located only an hour outside of NYC, Bear...

Jan 17, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Four Ugly Truths and Four Beautiful Realities About the Suck

Four Ugly Truths and Four Beautiful Realities About the Suck

The suck is an inescapable aspect of long-distance backpacking; no one eludes it. It is savage and unrelenting. It also, if you manage not to flee from it, yields breathtaking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Notebook
A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

Have you ever been in the centre of a debate regarding music on the trail? I'm not talking about someone blasting speakers and disturbing the peace, I'm talking about hiking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Amber Redfield