Thru-Hiking Culture

Recovering from Norovirus on the AT

Recovering from Norovirus on the AT

In her most recent episode, The Trek Vlogger Blossom updated us on her shoe swap, leaving behind her old shoes for a new pair of Topos. Like most hikers breaking...

Jun 17, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Meet the Family of 6 Finishing Their Triple Crown

Meet the Family of 6 Finishing Their Triple Crown

Meet the Bennetts, a family of six that has hiked the PCT, CDT, and PNT.  I caught up with 5/6 of them (and a Bennett cousin) almost a quarter of...

Jun 15, 2022 : Penina Satlow
22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

As the snow melts in the PCT's Sierra Mountains and Katahdin opens to AT hikers, we find ourselves deep in the throes of thru-hiking season once more. For months now,...

Jun 9, 2022 : Katie Houston
Days 11-15: AT Culture (Papa Smurf gets his name) and Off-trail Attractions (Sunshine Grocery)

Days 11-15: AT Culture (Papa Smurf gets his name) and Off-trail Attractions (Sunshine Grocery)

Days 11-15: AT Culture (or Papa Smurf gets his name) and Off-trail Attractions (Sunshine Grocery) Day 11: Carter Gap Shelter – Rock Gap Shelter (3772') 5-14-22 Miles hiked: 12.1 Total...

Jun 8, 2022 : Victor
From Dreams to Reality: Blossom’s Heartfelt AT Reflection

From Dreams to Reality: Blossom’s Heartfelt AT Reflection

If there's a hiking vlog that will pull on your heart strings, this is the one! Blossom has now covered 200 miles on the Appalachian Trail and reflects on her...

Jun 7, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
What’s Virginia Without the Ponies?

What’s Virginia Without the Ponies?

This week on Honey's zero waste thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, she takes us along on some rather rainy hikes. Honey and her tramily officially left Tennessee and entered Virginia,...

Jun 7, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Jennifer Pharr Davis’s 350-Mile Appalachian High Route is a Peak Bagger’s Dream

Jennifer Pharr Davis’s 350-Mile Appalachian High Route is a Peak Bagger’s Dream

So what do 350 miles of “new” trail look like? The Appalachian High Route is unique because a majority of the route follows preexisting trails. When asked how the Appalachian...

Jun 6, 2022 : Anna McKinney
Travels with Dadhi: A Dream Reimagined

Travels with Dadhi: A Dream Reimagined

This is a guest post by Eddie "Leaky Boots" Lough. “Leaky Boots, you have to understand that in India, there is no such thing as knives, forks or spoons!” Nitin...

Jun 3, 2022 : Guest Post
Tell Me You’re Hiker Trash Without Actually Telling Me You’re Hiker Trash

Tell Me You’re Hiker Trash Without Actually Telling Me You’re Hiker Trash

Once, while walking through a mountain town in Colorado in the aftermath of my Colorado Trail thru-hike, I saw a guy with long blonde hair wheeling a bike down the...

Jun 2, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Swimming Holes & Snakes: Honey’s Back on Trail!

Swimming Holes & Snakes: Honey’s Back on Trail!

If Honey's Week 7 on the Appalachian Trail doesn't makes you want to lace up your trail shoes and hike, than we don't know what will! After taking a week...

May 31, 2022 : Kendra Slagter