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The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

I arrived at A.J. Matthews/The Trek. When I asked how his hike was going, Joker told me he’d injured his ankle and spent the last month working at the Stony...

Sep 21, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 13)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 13)

We’re in the thick of September AND summit season! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 20, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week featured photos

Sep 18, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
How to Section Hike Virginia III: Daleville to Waynesboro

How to Section Hike Virginia III: Daleville to Waynesboro

Section Hike Virginia: Daleville to Waynesboro At-a-Glance Distance: 134 miles Terrain type: A mix of ridge walking and woodlands with some higher elevation sections and several long descents and

Sep 18, 2018 : Ken Nail
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 7)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 7)

We're in the thick of September AND summit season! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 14, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
[Updated] Appalachian Trail Reopens in South as Storm Passes

[Updated] Appalachian Trail Reopens in South as Storm Passes

Updated 10 a.m. ET Sept. 19 The Appalachian Trail reopened in the South after the remnants of Hurricane Florence passed through the Southern Appalachians, lashing them with heavy rain that

Sep 12, 2018 : The Editors
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 4 )

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 4 )

It's September and we're in the thick of summit season. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 11, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Trail Correspondents Episode #13: Technology Use on a Thru-Hike

Trail Correspondents Episode #13: Technology Use on a Thru-Hike

Technology on a thru-hike.  Combining these words tends to rouse some heated debate.  Some people abstain entirely from technology during their hikes, opting only to keep in touch with

Sep 10, 2018 : Zach
Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

The ATC, the PCTA, the CDTC and the ALDHA-West—the organizations that oversee the long-distance trails we adore—don't recognize any qualifier in front of the term "thru-hike." They also don't

Sep 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Seven Unexpected Trail Obstacles

Seven Unexpected Trail Obstacles

I have now been on trail for 1,700 miles. Along the way I’ve encountered many of the more common trail challenges (rain, mud, bad days, rain and mud on bad...

Sep 6, 2018 : Hanna Espie