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22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2024

22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2024

As the hiking season officially kicks into high gear, the Appalachian Trail welcomes yet another class of thru-hikers, all of who are hopeful to complete the entire 2,190-mile journey. Some...

Apr 17, 2024 : Kendra Slagter
The Backpacker’s Guide to Bear Bagging

The Backpacker’s Guide to Bear Bagging

What is the deal with bear bags? Which type should I use, or should I use a canister? Once I have one, what do I do with it?

Apr 16, 2024 : James Cape
Henry “Moose Juice” Lewis on Shaking Down AT Hikers, the Teton Crest Trail, and Champagne Shoeys (BPR #249)

Henry “Moose Juice” Lewis on Shaking Down AT Hikers, the Teton Crest Trail, and Champagne Shoeys (BPR #249)

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Henry “Moose Juice” Lewis. In addition to hikes of the AT, Teton Crest Trail, Colorado Trail,...

Apr 15, 2024 : Backpacker Radio
Total Eclipse a Boon for AT Hostels in the Off-Season

Total Eclipse a Boon for AT Hostels in the Off-Season

A rare total solar eclipse crossed a small band of the US from Texas to Maine on Monday. This narrow strip, home to 30 million people and a small section...

Apr 12, 2024 : Kimberly Fetherston
Norovirus Alert: Appalachian Trail Hikers Urged to Stay Vigilant Amid Outbreak

Norovirus Alert: Appalachian Trail Hikers Urged to Stay Vigilant Amid Outbreak

Thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail this season are being urged to take extra precautions as reports of gastrointestinal illnesses, suspected to be caused by norovirus, have surged along sections of

Apr 11, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
AT Hikers: Newfound Gap Rd Temporarily Closed Due to Winter Weather

AT Hikers: Newfound Gap Rd Temporarily Closed Due to Winter Weather

Newfound Gap Road is temporarily closed between Gatlinburg, TN and Cherokee, NC due to forecasted weather conditions, Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced yesterday. The National Weather

Apr 4, 2024 : Kelly Floro
My Feelings, Days Out from Starting on the Appalachian Trail

My Feelings, Days Out from Starting on the Appalachian Trail

I want to write down some thoughts about what I’m feeling with a few days left to go before I leave friends and family behind to attempt a thru-hike of...

Apr 3, 2024 : Ben Carpenter
A List of Hostels on the Appalachian Trail

A List of Hostels on the Appalachian Trail

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. We've listed 100+ places to stay between Georgia and Maine, including a few lodgings...

Mar 21, 2024 : Penina Crocker
Maggie “Honey Badger” Slepian on Suffering, Stubbornness, and Misogyny on Trail (BPR #245)

Maggie “Honey Badger” Slepian on Suffering, Stubbornness, and Misogyny on Trail (BPR #245)

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Maggie Slepian aka Honey Badger. Maggie is the former Managing Editor at The Trek and their...

Mar 18, 2024 : Backpacker Radio
Kelly “Ibex” Floro on the Pyrenean Haute Route, Budgeting for a Thru-Hike, and Being the Trek’s Managing Editor (BPR #244)

Kelly “Ibex” Floro on the Pyrenean Haute Route, Budgeting for a Thru-Hike, and Being the Trek’s Managing Editor (BPR #244)

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by The Trek’s Managing Editor, Kelly “Ibex” Floro. We learn all about what it’s like to have...

Mar 11, 2024 : Backpacker Radio