Thru-Hiking Culture

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
A Week Out and Going Mad!

A Week Out and Going Mad!

I'm going to have to say it has been a journey in itself to prepare for the Appalachian Trail. Between all of the packing and unpacking and repacking of my...

May 26, 2022 : Brit
Blossom’s AT Flip-Flop Update

Blossom’s AT Flip-Flop Update

Trail Days. Dancing. Big Ascents. Ponies. And of course, hiking. All of these things make an appearance in Anna's (Blossom) second Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Vlog. Blossom updates us 5 miles

May 24, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

I first heard the special language of the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains. It was the early 2000s. A dear friend and I were hiking the Presidential range and...

May 23, 2022 : Wendy Boller