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4 Things Female Thru-Hikers Need to Hear

4 Things Female Thru-Hikers Need to Hear

Dear Female Thru-Hikers, In 2016, I hiked the Appalachian Trail and became apparent of how my gender played a role in how my abilities were perceived. Although I hiked with my best...

May 27, 2017 : Danielle
What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

Two weeks before finishing my flip-flop through-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a day hiker I didn't know stopped me on the trail. "I know you! Ninja Hoops! I've been following your

May 24, 2017 : Janel Healy
Feral Pony Ruthlessly Kicks Thru-Hiker in Balls [Watch]

Feral Pony Ruthlessly Kicks Thru-Hiker in Balls [Watch]

One of the many highlights of the Appalachian Trail is encountering the feral (commonly principles of Leave No Trace and to keep a distance from any wildlife.  There are many reasons...

May 23, 2017 : Zach
5 Tips and Tricks for Hiking with your Partner in Crime

5 Tips and Tricks for Hiking with your Partner in Crime

Hiking with your PIC Photo Credit Hannah   In 2015, I caught the thru-hike bug. After graduating from college, my boyfriend Dave and I took off to hike El Camino De...

May 23, 2017 : Danielle
Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Waynesboro, VA

Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Waynesboro, VA

Featured Image Photo Via Hannah Comer (Instagram: Photo by Overview Stanimal's 328 Hostel is hiker-run and has everything, including laundry and pick-up/return to the trail, but is a bit northwest

May 21, 2017 : James Cape
People of the Trail: The First 500 Miles 

People of the Trail: The First 500 Miles 

Almost everytime I pull out my camera, someone new asks "You're carrying that heavy thing?!" and I always tell them that the photos are worth every ounce. Photography is the...

May 17, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
Appalachian Trail Game Launches on Android and iOS

Appalachian Trail Game Launches on Android and iOS

Calling all thru-hikers, thru-hiker hopefuls, and Oregon Trail aficionados. We now have a chance to send a hapless digital hiker through the trials and tribulations of an AT thru-hike, with...

May 16, 2017 : The Editors
24 Insane Thru-Hike Transformation Photos

24 Insane Thru-Hike Transformation Photos

One of the (only) givens of a thru-hike is that you're going to undergo some sort of physical transformation. Each hiker is different—from extreme facial hair, to over 100 pounds...

May 12, 2017 : The Editors
Tales from the Trail: Volume IV

Tales from the Trail: Volume IV

In this week's edition of Tales from the Trail, we get one of the most accurate descriptions of hiking the Appalachian Trail on record: "If the AT has taught me...

May 11, 2017 : The Editors
22 Trail T(r)ips: Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way

22 Trail T(r)ips: Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way

I am just a couple miles from the quarter-way point on the trail. The imposter syndrome has worn off: I officially feel like a thru hiker. Maine is still a...

May 11, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg