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
Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities are looking for information on the identity of a hiker found dead in his tent on the Florida Trail in Big Cypress National Preserve. While the hiker had no...

Aug 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Walking North: Trail Legs, Family, and Hiker Funk

Walking North: Trail Legs, Family, and Hiker Funk

But their strength is the strength of numbers and of stubbornness and persistence; do not underestimate it. – Robin McKinley Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock. With 11 states done, OneFoot reports

Aug 11, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Stories From The Trail Ep. 15 – Still Got Most Of It Left with Odie

Stories From The Trail Ep. 15 – Still Got Most Of It Left with Odie

Matthew "Odie" Norman is best known on the AT as the bus-dwelling, shaggy-faced creator of the Join our community AND support the show! Grandma Gatewood iTunes Spotify Youtube Join

Aug 10, 2018 : Gary Sizer
A Tale of a Muddy Trail, and Muddier Relationships

A Tale of a Muddy Trail, and Muddier Relationships

I have a lot of feelings about Vermont. Or rather, I had a lot of feelings in Vermont. Some were good, some were bad. Either way, I don't think I...

Aug 10, 2018 : Audrey Payne
Learn About the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail

Learn About the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail

Curious how the Appalachian Trail came into existence many years ago? Come join the Kennebec Historical Society in their presentation of “Blazing Ahead: Rivalry That Built the Appalachian Trail"

Aug 9, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Thoughts on Finishing My AT 2018 NOBO Thru-Hike

Thoughts on Finishing My AT 2018 NOBO Thru-Hike

It is finished. I summited Mount Katahdin on July 31 and thus brought my thru-hike to a conclusion. I was unsure how I would react upon reaching the iconic Katahdin...

Aug 9, 2018 : Rob 'Starbucks' Small
Crossing State Lines Like a SOBO; Hello, New Hampshire

Crossing State Lines Like a SOBO; Hello, New Hampshire

Day 26: Mile 256.9 to Mile 264.9 Somebody told the mountains they could be anything when they grew up, so they grew up to be jungle gyms. Ladders going up....

Aug 8, 2018 : Amie Spring
Third Time’s a Charm Through Mahoosuc Notch

Third Time’s a Charm Through Mahoosuc Notch

I cannot help but laugh as I get a bit stuck coming through a tight spot in Mahoosuc Notch. It was fun, but also the most difficult hiking I’ve ever...

Aug 8, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Connecticut, Massachusetts: Gateways to the North

Connecticut, Massachusetts: Gateways to the North

Connecticut and Massachusetts were a bit of a blur, though both perfectly lovely states to hike through, and nice gateways to the north. Connecticut only boasts about 50 miles of...

Aug 7, 2018 : Audrey Payne