Thru-Hiking Culture

36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Appalachian Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their  journeys via Instagram. Follow along to...

Mar 14, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Stringbean on “Stringbean”: An Interview with the Appalachian Trail FKT Record Holder

Stringbean on “Stringbean”: An Interview with the Appalachian Trail FKT Record Holder

It was mind-boggling. How could an unsupported ultrarunner, carrying a pack and sleeping in a tent, not just break the unsupported record on the Appalachian Trail by eight days, but...

Mar 13, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

It's been a long and lonely winter. But as inevitably as rain on a day you put on clean socks, February has given way to March and Appalachian Trail thru-hiking...

Mar 4, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Most of you probably know that the great green corridor running from Georgia to Maine was the brainchild of Benton MacKaye. You probably also know that same corridor, the Appalachian...

Feb 6, 2019 : Geoff Hutton
To The Treeline: The Crawford Family’s Documentary

To The Treeline: The Crawford Family’s Documentary

If you've been living under a rock somewhere, maybe you missed hearing about the Crawfords, the family of eight that successfully thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018. Or maybe you...

Jan 28, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Blackalachian on The Underground Railroad Trail Most notable for calling attention to the Discord for one of our Join our community AND support the show! Blackalachian on Instagram Reptar

Jan 23, 2019 : Gary Sizer
What’s Different about Hiking after 50?

What’s Different about Hiking after 50?

Even though the people you meet on the trail represent a wide range of ages, thru-hiking after 50 puts you in the minority. In fact, the annual Appalachian Trail Pappy...

Jan 11, 2019 : Joellyn Sargent
What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

Class is in session! To help prep for your long-distance hike, we begin by addressing common new-hiker fears - what are you afraid of? To answer that, we present the first...

Jan 8, 2019 : Gary Sizer
My AT Adventures Began in 1975. It’s Been a Great Trip

My AT Adventures Began in 1975. It’s Been a Great Trip

It was my second day SOBO on the Appalachian Trail from Katahdin. The sky was covered in windblown clouds, but I drew comfort from the fire I had going on...

Dec 25, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Stories From The Trail Presents: Long-Distance Prep School

Stories From The Trail Presents: Long-Distance Prep School

You're going to school! Crazy Larry figured out how to use it. Stories From The Trail on Discord (Be sure to join the Voice Channel "TheShow" or you won't hear us)...

Dec 23, 2018 : Gary Sizer