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Trail Angel Spotlight: The Trekking Twins

Trail Angel Spotlight: The Trekking Twins

While the average age of trail maintainers on the Appalachian Trail keeps getting older, there are two octogenarians who don't let age get in the way

Nov 18, 2019 : Bloodhound
Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Today  is the end of the trail.  For this one, we hear from our hikers twice, both the day before the Northern Terminus and at the finish line itself, with...

Nov 14, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Today's show brings us our final wildcard episode.  Given the timing of this episode, near the end of our correspondents' journeys, there's a lot of reflection on the miles in...

Nov 11, 2019 : Zach
Manhattan’s Before-and-After AT Gear: Day 1 Vs. 149

Manhattan’s Before-and-After AT Gear: Day 1 Vs. 149

On my 2019 Appalachian thru-hike, I had a mix of thrifted, hand-me-down, and new (mid-range) gear. The choices were dependent on size, style, and whether or not I was willing...

Nov 7, 2019 : Katharine “Manhattan” Rudzitis
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

As the Appalachian Trail moves north through New England, the sections get steadily longer—and so do the climbs. Stretching 150 miles between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Vermont beckons with

Nov 7, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Walk the Distance App: A Virtual Tour of the AT Fueled by Your Steps

Walk the Distance App: A Virtual Tour of the AT Fueled by Your Steps

Many people try to stay active in their day-to-day lives. When I am not thru-hiking or spending my summers active and adventuring, I find it easy to fall into a...

Nov 5, 2019 : Julia Sheehan
How to Finish the Appalachian Trail in 12 Easy Steps

How to Finish the Appalachian Trail in 12 Easy Steps

Step 1: Pull a Muscle and Hike 464.8 Miles with Said Injury Definitely get an injury. The Appalachian Trail is easy-peasy so you definitely need to beef things up. Add...

Nov 3, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – October 30

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – October 30

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Oct 31, 2019 : Rachel S
Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

The roots of Leave No Trace, a set of principles designed to promote conservation of land and water resources impacted by outdoor recreation, go back more than half a century,...

Oct 26, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Hold on to your hats, folks, because you’re about to embark on a wild ride known as the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail. After hundreds of rolling mid-Atlantic miles, the longer views...

Oct 22, 2019 : Kelly Floro