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Don’t Forget to Register Your 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Don’t Forget to Register Your 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Attention all aspiring 2019 thru-hikers—don't forget to register your thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC's) form, including start date and location. Register Here Registration is

Jan 17, 2019 : The Editors
2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Stoves and Water Treatments

2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Stoves and Water Treatments

We surveyed over 300 section or thru-hikers about their stove, food, and water preferences and their experience of illnesses on the Appalachian Trail in 2018. This year, enough hikers with...

Jan 17, 2019 : Mariposa
Backpacker Radio # 27: Bill Manning of the Colorado Trail Foundation, The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail, and Chaunce’s Big Surprise

Backpacker Radio # 27: Bill Manning of the Colorado Trail Foundation, The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail, and Chaunce’s Big Surprise

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, the Cinnamon Connection catches up with Bill Manning, the Executive Director at the Colorado Trail foundation. We do a deep dive on all things...

Jan 16, 2019 : Zach
Meet the 2019 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2019 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Just a few weeks ago we unveiled the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 or Gossamer Gear Backpack Choice between one (1) Therm-a-Rest Hyperion Sleeping Bag One (1) Altra One (1) Darn Tough Socks One

Jan 15, 2019 : Zach
What’s Different about Hiking after 50?

What’s Different about Hiking after 50?

Even though the people you meet on the trail represent a wide range of ages, thru-hiking after 50 puts you in the minority. In fact, the annual Appalachian Trail Pappy...

Jan 11, 2019 : Joellyn Sargent
Announcing The 2019 Badger Sponsorship!

Announcing The 2019 Badger Sponsorship!

Calling all 2019 AT, PCT, and CDT thru-hikers!!! The Trek wants to sponsor you! It's almost time to turn those 2018 calendars into tinder, which can only mean one thing: it's...

Dec 27, 2018 : Zach
My AT Adventures Began in 1975. It’s Been a Great Trip

My AT Adventures Began in 1975. It’s Been a Great Trip

It was my second day SOBO on the Appalachian Trail from Katahdin. The sky was covered in windblown clouds, but I drew comfort from the fire I had going on...

Dec 25, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Top Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 Thru-Hiker Survey

In this installment of The Trek’s 2018 Hiker Survey, we cover backpacks and base weight. We asked hikers about the frame type, capacity, brand, and model of their backpacks. In...

Dec 25, 2018 : Mariposa
11 Secrets to Successful Resupply on the AT

11 Secrets to Successful Resupply on the AT

Before I started my thru-hike last April, the issue of resupplying along the trail made me a little anxious. Where would I shop? Would it be expensive? Were there enough...

Dec 22, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
Why They Walked: Portraits of 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Why They Walked: Portraits of 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

It's been 11 years since I started collecting stories and portraits of northbound thru-hikers as they trek through their final state, Maine. Every year I am astounded by the hikers...

Dec 21, 2018 : Chris Bennett