Heading South in a Homecoming Trek

Heading South in a Homecoming Trek

Hey, everyone! The name's Brittney, or Red out here on the trail. I'm originally from Kentucky but have been living abroad for the past three years, namely in Mexico, Myanmar,...

Aug 17, 2018 : Britt
New Jersey, You Were Filled with Surprises

New Jersey, You Were Filled with Surprises

After my phone fell in a river, I've fallen way behind on my blogging. But I'm back and ready to play catchup. Have a look at my video from New...

Aug 16, 2018 : Danny Strayer
I Quit in Maine… and I Was NOBO

I Quit in Maine… and I Was NOBO

Although I hiked from Georgia to Maine, I never made it to Mount Katahdin. I left the trail. I quit. Leaving New Hampshire I walked out of Gorham, NH, under...

Aug 16, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Ups and Downs in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Ups and Downs in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Maine so far has been everything I was told it would be—rugged, rooty, rocky, and beautiful—but not in the way I expected. I suppose it’s one thing to hear about...

Aug 16, 2018 : Gabe Foster
The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The following is a guest post by Carolyn Walker I finished my NOBO thru-hike a week ago today. It took 5½ months, which is very average, according to a chart...

Aug 15, 2018 : Guest Post
Big Rocks, Large Rocks, Ginormous Rocks

Big Rocks, Large Rocks, Ginormous Rocks

After 1,800 miles you'd think we'd have this thing figured out, but the Appalachian Trail is fighting back, right as the finish line starts to loom. What counts as the...

Aug 14, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Bunionettes: A Lesser-Known Chronic Injury

Bunionettes: A Lesser-Known Chronic Injury

Feet are the workhorses of any long-distance undertaking. They do the lion's share of the work and take the most damage of any body part. They get cold, wet, and...

Aug 14, 2018 : Brandon Chase
The Times I Almost Quit but Didn’t

The Times I Almost Quit but Didn’t

The beginning was easy. It’s new, it’s exciting, it’s a novelty. There are times you have to work out different ways to use gear and how to hike, yet this...

Aug 13, 2018 : Jenna Petersen
Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

I'm surprised no one had ramped up the outdoors cred of the omnipresent foam clogs until now, but I'm glad Oboz jumped on it. This Montana-based company has crushed it...

Aug 13, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 6)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 6)

It's officially August and summit season is underway. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Aug 13, 2018 : Becky Booroojian