Excerpt from Unlost: New AT Memoir by Gail Muller

Excerpt from Unlost: New AT Memoir by Gail Muller

Sometimes, the greatest achievements in our lives are made all the greater because of being told we'd never make it. Because of defying odds and showing our mettle. My story,...

Sep 16, 2021 : Appalachian Gail
Walking Distance #15 | Vloggers ft. Sophia Garber “Wheelz” and Cory McDonald “Second Chance Hiker”

Walking Distance #15 | Vloggers ft. Sophia Garber “Wheelz” and Cory McDonald “Second Chance Hiker”

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Sophia Garber, a 24-year-old Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and vlogger,...

Sep 14, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
2020 Appalachian Trail Section-Hiker Survey: Resupply and Transportation

2020 Appalachian Trail Section-Hiker Survey: Resupply and Transportation

Long overlooked in our annual surveys, Appalachian Trail (AT) section hikers were the focus of the Trek's 2020 survey. We surveyed 448 people, 43 of whom had completed the entire...

Sep 14, 2021 : Mariposa
Trail Ramblings…from New Hampshire!

Trail Ramblings…from New Hampshire!

Random Trail Thoughts Heads up-these are ramblings. Might even sound like whining, but it’s not. Just thoughts. Thoughts about how different levels of acceptance are on trail versus ‘normal’

Sep 14, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Bay Circuit Trail: Thru-Hiking Boston’s Emerald Necklace

Bay Circuit Trail: Thru-Hiking Boston’s Emerald Necklace

I found myself in a strange headspace when I got home from my recent thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I planned a month and a half long break from thru-hiking...

Sep 14, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
The middle states

The middle states

Since we are so far behind on our blog posting, we are going to cover a few states in rapid fire succession of highs and lows! New York (1368.7 -...

Sep 12, 2021 : Kara and Nick
ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) warned hikers today in a Facebook post of a reported uptick in COVID-19 cases near Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness. "The ATC has received multiple reports...

Sep 10, 2021 : Kelly Floro
7 Things I Absolutely Hated About Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

7 Things I Absolutely Hated About Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

You either have a good time or a good story, as the saying goes.  Now that I've completed the Appalachian Trail, I love to look back and laugh at all...

Sep 10, 2021 : Kelly Floro
I took a trip to Shaw’s – and committed to a Thru Hike.

I took a trip to Shaw’s – and committed to a Thru Hike.

A goal to hike the Long Trail, A world changing disease, and a HMG Windrider that doesn't fit quite right... Yeah, that's a pretty strange way to start a post...

Sep 10, 2021 : Pierce Kempkes
Vegan on the Appalachian Trail: Is It Feasible?

Vegan on the Appalachian Trail: Is It Feasible?

If there's one thing all thru-hikers take seriously, it's their food. Thru-hikers are known for their ferocious appetites, devouring virtually everything in sight. For good reason too—a typical

Sep 9, 2021 : Max Kiel