Trail Correspondents Episode #14: Grouping on the Trail

Trail Correspondents Episode #14: Grouping on the Trail

In today's show, our hikers discuss the evolution of their hiking groups over the course of their journeys.  Injuries occur, people grow apart, paces differ, life happens.  You get to...

Oct 10, 2018 : Zach
Finding a SOBO Party on the Trail

Finding a SOBO Party on the Trail

After hiking the first half of the trail solo, I enjoyed a more social week on trail after crossing the halfway mark. Of course, my definition of a "party" might...

Oct 10, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
Privilege and Thru-Hiking: Food for Thought

Privilege and Thru-Hiking: Food for Thought

I've done a mountain of research in the past few months preparing for my March thru-hike start date. This research has allowed me to observe some trends in the outdoor...

Oct 10, 2018 : Phoebe
“White Blazes – Stories from the Appalachian Trail:” Q&A with Director Godfrey Torrance

“White Blazes – Stories from the Appalachian Trail:” Q&A with Director Godfrey Torrance

Why a person would quit their job, leave their home, say goodbye to their family, and choose to spend half a year backpacking the length of a long trail is...

Oct 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Stunning Views and New Friends

Stunning Views and New Friends

Hi, folks, for the second time this evening. It’s gonna be a shorter post  than usual, thanks to my previous post about safety on the trail. That means only 8,000...

Oct 7, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Here’s Why I Won’t Get Lost on the AT

Here’s Why I Won’t Get Lost on the AT

Recently, a woman from our city became separated from her daughter during just a short “walk in the woods” in the Smokies.   Like many, I was carefully watching the...

Oct 7, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Northbounders are susceptible to the Virginia Blues, and although my symptoms may be similar, I'm experiencing them in a different state. While it's not Lyme disease or a twisted ankle,...

Oct 6, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Set to Release Management Plan

Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest is preparing to release an updated management plan in the fall of 2018. This plan would affect the 1.1 million acre Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest in North

Oct 6, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 29)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 29)

A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the photo of you crossing the finish line! This

Oct 5, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
How to Prepare/Train for a 2,000 Mile Thru-Hike?

How to Prepare/Train for a 2,000 Mile Thru-Hike?

How does Michael plan to prepare for his AT thru-hike? He doesn't. I know a lot of people do a lot of things to prepare for a thru-hike.  As this...

Oct 4, 2018 : Michael Beierle