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Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

This article will either help you choose a section to hike, or will spark some daydreams about your future thru-hike.

Mar 31, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. We've listed 120+ places to stay between Georgia and Maine, including a few lodgings...

Mar 22, 2021 : The Editors
From Trail Magic to Tramily

From Trail Magic to Tramily

In my first 200 miles on the Appalachian Trail, I have been blown away by the kindness I’ve been shown. I knew going in that trail magic was a big...

Mar 11, 2021 : Nadia Fenay
5 Reasons Why I Chose to Flip-Flop the Appalachian Trail

5 Reasons Why I Chose to Flip-Flop the Appalachian Trail

Most of my fellow Trek bloggers have either begun their NOBOs or are fixing to start soon. Meanwhile, I'm still at home, months away from my start date. I'd be...

Mar 11, 2021 : Austin Hays
Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Heather Anderson on Her New Book (Plus a Giveaway)

Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Heather Anderson on Her New Book (Plus a Giveaway)

Heather "Anish" Anderson's latest book, Mud Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail is available for purchase on March 1, 2021. Win a free copy by telling us in...

Mar 1, 2021 : Tina Mullen
ATC Rejects Mountain Valley Pipeline Opponents’ Request to See $19.5 Million Agreement

ATC Rejects Mountain Valley Pipeline Opponents’ Request to See $19.5 Million Agreement

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy this week denied a request to release the full text of its August 2020 "voluntary stewardship agreement" with Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, the company overseeing

Feb 24, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
As Trail Days Moves Forward, Hikers Wonder About Safety

As Trail Days Moves Forward, Hikers Wonder About Safety

The town of Damascus, Virginia is tentatively moving forward with plans to host its annual Trail Days festival this summer, despite the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) calls for thru-hikers to

Feb 17, 2021 : Tina Mullen
My First Week Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

My First Week Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

With the Approach Trail behind us and some of our initial kinks worked out, Miguel and I were ready to hit the trail with everything in us. We initially decided...

Feb 17, 2021 : Nadia Fenay
ATC Reveals Further Details of $19.5M Pipeline Agreement

ATC Reveals Further Details of $19.5M Pipeline Agreement

Facing criticism and questions on social media, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has provided more details about its August 2020 decision to sign a “voluntary conservation stewardship agreement”

Feb 16, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Benton MacKaye Trail: An Alternative to the AT in 2021

The Benton MacKaye Trail: An Alternative to the AT in 2021

June 15th, 2019. I stood atop Mount Katahdin staring down a trail that winds through one of the oldest mountain chains in the world at 1.2 byo. I had big...

Feb 15, 2021 : Emma Slaughter