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A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

Hikers are obsessed with their weight. No, I'm not talking about body image (although I did find myself asking if my zip off pants make my butt look big). I'm...

Apr 20, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Hiking Groups Can Now Register For Campsites on the AT

Hiking Groups Can Now Register For Campsites on the AT

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) recently released a campsite registration system:  voluntary thru-hiker registration, AT CAMP aims to continue efforts to mitigate the effects of continued

Apr 18, 2017 : The Editors
The End and the Beginning

The End and the Beginning

It has been six months since I summited Katahdin, and over a year since I set out to thru hike the Appalachian Trail.  So here I am, six months off...

Apr 17, 2017 : Beth Harper
Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

‘Made to be Broken’ is a film about Karl Meltzer falling down. Watch this incredible video here But then, it might be more appropriate to say that Red Bull’s documentary...

Apr 13, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
Behold The Trek’s Most Popular Posts

Behold The Trek’s Most Popular Posts

Like any content-driven platform, our posts have a huge variance in popularity. Here are the most popular posts in our entire history (which is only around four years, to be fair)....

Apr 11, 2017 : The Editors
The Appalachian Trail is harder to some people. This is why.

The Appalachian Trail is harder to some people. This is why.

This is how it´s going to be: today I´ll take an 8 hour flight from my city - Belo Horizonte, in the Southeast of Brazil - to Miami. From there...

Apr 10, 2017 : Jeff Santos
Stitching and Bitching: Building My Own Gear

Stitching and Bitching: Building My Own Gear

Cut to my last big camping experience:  in January, on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Temperatures at night dipped into the high 20's.  Using a sleeping bag, foam pad and...

Apr 3, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Age is Just a Number: Interview with Grey Beard, Attempting Record for Oldest AT Thru-Hiker

Age is Just a Number: Interview with Grey Beard, Attempting Record for Oldest AT Thru-Hiker

"Happiness is the key to staying in good health. If you aren't happy with what you're doing, age will catch up to you. You'll really feel your age." -Dale "Greybeard"...

Mar 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Can I Thru-Hike in Chacos?

Can I Thru-Hike in Chacos?

HALFWAY BABY Short answer, probs. Hiking the Appalachian Trail is chiefly a personal endeavor. From the gear you buy to the beer you pack out, it's 100% up to you. Some...

Mar 31, 2017 : Kevin Arsenijevic
Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Some people set out on a thru-hike and quit. Others complete the hike and decide it was fun, but not fun enough to do again. Those who can't stop might hike the...

Mar 29, 2017 : The Editors