Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

This is it. This is the moment. The moment these hikers have been working towards for months: The final steps of their Appalachian Trail thru-hike. 2,193 miles, 14 states, 515,000...

Nov 25, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Virginia part 2 – When the Going Gets Freezing Cold, the Aussie Gets Going

Virginia part 2 – When the Going Gets Freezing Cold, the Aussie Gets Going

Before starting the AT, I did a lot of research and planning. One of the things I looked into was the average temperatures for each state I would be passing...

Nov 24, 2022 : Bec on the AT
19-Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased on Mt. Lafayette

19-Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased on Mt. Lafayette

Emily Sotelo, 19, of Westford, MA, was found deceased on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette in Franconia, NH at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022. According to...

Nov 24, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
A Coming of Age, I Am a Thru-Hiker!

A Coming of Age, I Am a Thru-Hiker!

I think you can guess what this post will include. That's right, I finished a SOBO thru-hike of the AT in 141 days. Starting at the top of Katahdin in...

Nov 23, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Days 178-180 New Hampshire: The Presidential Range

Days 178-180 New Hampshire: The Presidential Range

On our last morning at the Ski Lodge, we enjoyed one more delicious breakfast sandwich from Wayne's then said goodbye to Jeff and see you later to the other hikers....

Nov 22, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Aren’t You Scared of Being Eaten by a Bear? and Other Questions

Aren’t You Scared of Being Eaten by a Bear? and Other Questions

Aren't you worried about getting eaten by a bear? Mmm, sometimes but hey the way I see it I'd rather get eaten by a bear on the A.T. than die...

Nov 22, 2022 : Tim Leid
Smokies AT Thru-Hiker Permits to Double in Price in 2023

Smokies AT Thru-Hiker Permits to Double in Price in 2023

Beginning March 1, 2023, thru hiker permits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be doubling from $20 to $40. This decision comes in conjunction with GSMNP’s new Park...

Nov 21, 2022 : Anna McKinney
Backpacker Radio #176 | Kevin Conley on Wildland Firefighting, Mental Health, and Bike Touring from California to Florida

Backpacker Radio #176 | Kevin Conley on Wildland Firefighting, Mental Health, and Bike Touring from California to Florida

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Kevin Conley. Kevin is a thru-hiker, wildland firefighter, and the author of Above the Ashes, a...

Nov 21, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
10 Reasons the PCT Is Better Than the AT

10 Reasons the PCT Is Better Than the AT

Are you already a PCT lover and AT hater? Take a look at this mostly tongue in cheek article and learn why the PCT is so much better than the...

Nov 21, 2022 : Eloise Robbins
The What and the Why: Journey to the Appalachian Trail

The What and the Why: Journey to the Appalachian Trail

In more clear and concise terms... it's less of being between a rock and a hard place, and more justifying your divergent decisions to your entire world. What the hell...

Nov 21, 2022 : Meital Kupfer