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36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Appalachian Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their  journeys via Instagram. Follow along to...

Mar 14, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Connecticut: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Connecticut: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Connecticut's section of the Appalachian Trail may be short, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in diversity. In its 52 miles, the trail traverses everything from...

Mar 14, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
Trail Correspondents Episode 4: Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

Trail Correspondents Episode 4: Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

A few weeks ago, I touched base with our correspondents to see what subjects they wanted to discuss before taking off for their hikes. As you may imagine, their responses...

Mar 14, 2019 : Zach
Julia’s PRE-AT 2019 Vlog #4 – Updated Gear List

Julia’s PRE-AT 2019 Vlog #4 – Updated Gear List

In my last gear video, I thought I had all my gear figured out in November... Turns out, I updated a ton of gear since my last video! In this...

Mar 13, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Stringbean on “Stringbean”: An Interview with the Appalachian Trail FKT Record Holder

Stringbean on “Stringbean”: An Interview with the Appalachian Trail FKT Record Holder

It was mind-boggling. How could an unsupported ultrarunner, carrying a pack and sleeping in a tent, not just break the unsupported record on the Appalachian Trail by eight days, but...

Mar 13, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Resupplying and Accessing Towns Along the Appalachian Trail

Resupplying and Accessing Towns Along the Appalachian Trail

Resupplying on the Appalachian Trail is easier then you might think. While the heart of the AT takes you through the Appalachian mountains and there are certainly remote parts of...

Mar 9, 2019 : The Editors
So You Want a Leave of Absence?

So You Want a Leave of Absence?

If an extended hiking trip has always been your dream (and it is for me), you may be thinking about requesting a leave of absence from your job. I enjoy...

Mar 6, 2019 : Katharine Rudzitis
Six Things I Learned at the Appalachian Trail Kick-Off

Six Things I Learned at the Appalachian Trail Kick-Off

With the start date of my AT thru-hike quickly approaching, I've been dividing most of my free time between pacing around my apartment and meticulously weighing my gear like a chemistry student

Mar 6, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

It's been a long and lonely winter. But as inevitably as rain on a day you put on clean socks, February has given way to March and Appalachian Trail thru-hiking...

Mar 4, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Book Review: “When You Find My Body”; The Tragic Story of Gerry Largay

Book Review: “When You Find My Body”; The Tragic Story of Gerry Largay

Dee Dauphinee MSRP: $26.95 (240 pages. Release date June 2019) Publisher: Down East Books The story of thru-hiker Gerry "Inchworm" Largay was captured in headlines: lost on the Appalachian Trail

Feb 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen