Appalachian Trail Gear List for Older Hikers (Beginner-Friendly)

Appalachian Trail Gear List for Older Hikers (Beginner-Friendly)

Meet my stepmom, Nora. She’s loved hiking all her life and has dreamed about hiking the Appalachian Trail since she was in her 20s. Now at the age of 60...

Jan 8, 2021 : Jen Datka
In the darkness remember the light

In the darkness remember the light

The darkness is only a passing thing On December 18 I hiked the Kisil Point Trail in Letchworth State Park on a glorious day with lots of sunshine and lots...

Jan 7, 2021 : pearwood
How I Saved Hundreds on My AT Thru-Hike Gear List

How I Saved Hundreds on My AT Thru-Hike Gear List

As a brand new blogger for The Trek, I was so excited to use the gear list feature. I know I've spent many hours this past year diving into any...

Jan 7, 2021 : Nadia Fenay
Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

This post details why I chose to go with a hammock over a tent and will address some of the drawbacks of my choice. If you're interested in using a...

Jan 7, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Our New Year’s Approach

Our New Year’s Approach

An End and The BeginningWe could have chosen any number of places to visit in celebration of the new year but we settled on one...  the AT Approach Trail! Over...

Jan 6, 2021 : Chicken & Dumplin
65 Days and  a Wake Up

65 Days and a Wake Up

Life is about to change quickly and drastically.

Jan 6, 2021 : Chris Armstrong
The 2020 AT Section Hiker Survey: Motives and Logistics

The 2020 AT Section Hiker Survey: Motives and Logistics

Long overlooked in our annual surveys, Appalachian Trail (AT) section hikers were the focus of this year's survey. We surveyed 448 people, 34 of whom had completed the entire AT...

Jan 6, 2021 : Mariposa
If I try to beat the Appalachian Trail, the Appalachian Trail will beat me

If I try to beat the Appalachian Trail, the Appalachian Trail will beat me

For those of you that've been following me along since my first post. You will remember that I talked about three separate lists I have written in my journal. The...

Jan 5, 2021 : Wandering Geo
My January 4th Resolution – Minus 10 Pounds Before I Leave for the AT

My January 4th Resolution – Minus 10 Pounds Before I Leave for the AT

I am an admitted gram weenie but not the most extreme type of ultralight backpacker.   These examples can give you some idea of where I fit into the world of...

Jan 4, 2021 : David Smith
Yellow Finch Tree Sitters Continue to Defy Mountain Valley Pipeline

Yellow Finch Tree Sitters Continue to Defy Mountain Valley Pipeline

Sitting high in the trees in Montgomery County, Virginia, the tree sitters off Yellow Finch Lane are in their 853rd day of blockading construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)...

Jan 4, 2021 : Tina Mullen