Why 75% of AT Thru-Hikers Won’t Make It (Spoiler: It’s Complicated)

Why 75% of AT Thru-Hikers Won’t Make It (Spoiler: It’s Complicated)

Try not to act too surprised when I say this: hiking the Appalachian Trail is pretty hard. Over 4,000 people attempt to thru-hike the AT annually, but the Appalachian Trail...

Oct 25, 2021 : Kelly Floro
All Katahdin Trails Closed Until At Least December 1st

All Katahdin Trails Closed Until At Least December 1st

Baxter State Park announced on Wednesday that all Katahdin and Traveler trails will be closed at the trailhead through at least December 1st. "Shin-deep snow has obscured trail markings and

Oct 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
The One with Katahdin [AT mile 2078.6-2193.1]

The One with Katahdin [AT mile 2078.6-2193.1]

Day 160: 20.5 miles from Monson, ME to a stealth site in the woods somewhere Day 161: 22.6 miles to Logan Brook Lean-to Day 162: 25.7 miles to Mahar Landing...

Oct 21, 2021 : Ann Marie White
One of My Favorite Days on Trail…

One of My Favorite Days on Trail…

My mom recently commented on one of my photos on social media, “I hope you never get numb to the views or the beauty.” The comment made me smile and...

Oct 21, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of October 18

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of October 18

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb, and national park crowd to finish the AT....

Oct 20, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
9 Unexpected Benefits of Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

9 Unexpected Benefits of Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I went into my Appalachian Trail thru-hike with few expectations other than the hope for a great adventure and a vague idea about "growing as a person" over the course...

Oct 20, 2021 : Kelly Floro
How I Found Food Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

How I Found Food Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

I rest on the edge of a cliff in northern Virginia, spread avocado onto a smushed slice of bread, and watch as a bird gracefully soars above the valley. I...

Oct 14, 2021 : Hannah Charlson
The One with Mahoosuc [AT Mile 1894.8-2078. 6]

The One with Mahoosuc [AT Mile 1894.8-2078. 6]

Day 150: 16.4 miles to Baldpate Lean-to Day 151: 18.1 miles to South Arm road campsite Day 152: 12.4 miles to stealth site by Bemis Stream Day 153: 14.2 miles...

Oct 13, 2021 : Ann Marie White
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #7 | Wildcard II

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #7 | Wildcard II

Because our prompts can often leave the juiciest trail stories uncovered, this season, we have built-in even more wildcard episodes, where our correspondents muse on whatever is most inspiring to

Oct 13, 2021 : The Editors
Why February Is the Best Month To Start the Appalachian Trail

Why February Is the Best Month To Start the Appalachian Trail

Everyone wants to hit Springer in March, but I'm here to tell you to consider starting the AT in February instead. Will it be colder? Will it be quieter? Probably,...

Oct 11, 2021 : Kelly Floro