Thru-Hiking Culture

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 features photos

Nov 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
The 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

The 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

Two years ago, The Trek expanded our annual Appalachian Trail thru-hiker survey to include questions not only about main gear items, but also more detailed demographics, the timeline of AT

Nov 12, 2018 : Mariposa
How Would Your Thru-Hike Have Been Different Without Your Son?

How Would Your Thru-Hike Have Been Different Without Your Son?

Since completing our thru-hike, I have often been asked what the thru-hike would have been like without my son. The first—and most accurate answer—is that there would not have been...

Nov 7, 2018 : Scott
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 features photos

Oct 30, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 17)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 17)

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 photo of you crossing the finish line! This

Oct 24, 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 features photos

Oct 16, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 7)

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

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 photo of you crossing the finish line! This

Oct 14, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Will Permits Ever be Required to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail? [AT FAQ]

Will Permits Ever be Required to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail? [AT FAQ]

The Trek recently introduced a new primitive commune with nature for those who hike it. Two major components of "The A.T. Experience" are the trail itself as well as the...

Oct 10, 2018 : Andrea Davis
“White Blazes – Stories from the Appalachian Trail:” Q&A with Director Godfrey Torrance

“White Blazes – Stories from the Appalachian Trail:” Q&A with Director Godfrey Torrance

Why a person would quit their job, leave their home, say goodbye to their family, and choose to spend half a year backpacking the length of a long trail is...

Oct 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 29)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 29)

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 photo of you crossing the finish line! This

Oct 5, 2018 : Becky Booroojian