Thru-Hiking Culture

The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

I arrived at A.J. Matthews/The Trek. When I asked how his hike was going, Joker told me he’d injured his ankle and spent the last month working at the Stony...

Sep 21, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 13)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 13)

We’re in the thick of September AND summit season! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 20, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week featured photos

Sep 18, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 7)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 7)

We're in the thick of September AND summit season! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 14, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 4 )

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 4 )

It's September and we're in the thick of summit season. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 11, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

The ATC, the PCTA, the CDTC and the ALDHA-West—the organizations that oversee the long-distance trails we adore—don't recognize any qualifier in front of the term "thru-hike." They also don't

Sep 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week featured photos

Sep 5, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 27)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 27)

August is over but summit season isn't! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the

Sep 4, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 19)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 19)

August is coming to end but summit season is just getting started. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping,

Aug 28, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Stories From The Trail Ep 16 – Live! When Marmots Attack!

Stories From The Trail Ep 16 – Live! When Marmots Attack!

In our first ever live streaming episode, you the listeners call in with questions, comments and of course, stories. Eventually we wind up on the topic of animal encounters, so...

Aug 24, 2018 : Gary Sizer