Thru-Hiking Culture

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Each week, we peruse all of the wonderful pictures from Instagram using the hashtag #TrektheAT and #AppalachianTrail and select a few of the best to highlight for your viewing pleasure! This week

Dec 15, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Appalachian Trail. Each week,...

Nov 29, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
The 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Hiker Stats

The 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Hiker Stats

Each fall, The Trek conducts an in-depth survey of long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT), this time surveying the class of 2017. We have several posts to come on...

Nov 29, 2017 : Mariposa
The Blackalachian: First Gold-Mouth Rapper to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

The Blackalachian: First Gold-Mouth Rapper to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

In April of 2017, Daniel White of Charlotte NC, Aka the rapper known as Logo, was dropped off at Amicalola Falls State Park to embark on a two-month section hike that would...

Nov 27, 2017 : Bloodhound
Night Crawler: Searching For A Trail Epiphany

Night Crawler: Searching For A Trail Epiphany

Thru-hiker Dann Hailey, trail name Night Crawler, first gained fame when popular vlogger Early Riser introduced him to the internet. “This guy ain’t gonna be for everybody,” said Early Riser...

Nov 26, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Appalachian Trail. Each week,...

Nov 15, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

Take a stroll through the main drag in a trail town and you'll be able to pick out the thru-hikers pretty easily. Whether they're wearing an assortment of thrift-store neon,...

Nov 13, 2017 : The Editors
Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! The final Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers have crossed the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear all of the stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Nov 6, 2017 : Ben Barrett
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Appalachian Trail. Each week,...

Oct 31, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Dream Job or Not?

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Dream Job or Not?

Short answer? No. I wouldn’t call it a dream job unless your life calling involves shoveling other people’s feces. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather work outside all day hiking...

Oct 30, 2017 : Tide Walker