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Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Aug. 14 – 21

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Aug. 14 – 21

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Aug 21, 2019 : Rachel S
Backpacker Radio #45: Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger’s WRHR Hike, and Our Upcoming Road Trip

Backpacker Radio #45: Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger’s WRHR Hike, and Our Upcoming Road Trip

The cinnamon is connected for good. Or for bad. But undoubtedly, for the foreseeable future. Chaunce and Badger go deep on the rest of her Appalachian Trail thru-hike, including untold...

Aug 20, 2019 : Zach
Is YouTube Good for Long-Distance Trails?

Is YouTube Good for Long-Distance Trails?

In the world of long-distance hiking, it’s become as predictable as snow in the Sierra or the riot of wildflowers in rolling Virginia pastures in April: Each season, a new...

Aug 19, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 24 – Aug. 14

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 24 – Aug. 14

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Aug 14, 2019 : Rachel S
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best Instagram photos of hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. August is here, which means thru-hikers are feeling their trail legs...

Aug 13, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Far, Not Fast: A Hostel Love Story

Far, Not Fast: A Hostel Love Story

Of the thousands of former soldiers suffering from PTSD, this is a story about how the Appalachian Trail has helped bring one of them and his family back from the...

Aug 12, 2019 : Bloodhound
Interviews with Partner Hikers: Significant Other Edition

Interviews with Partner Hikers: Significant Other Edition

"Don't hike with your partner," said They. "It will be bad," They said. I replied with a smirk and said, "It will be fine." It Would Not be Fine Want...

Aug 6, 2019 : Alexia
Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Ridgerunners Rest and Relax Each month in addition to their regularly scheduled duties, ridgerunners also get treated to some well deserved R&R. This July, Jim Fetig of ATC Headquarters invited

Aug 6, 2019 : Gary Sizer
And That’s How She Got Off Trail

And That’s How She Got Off Trail

What finally took me off trail for 2019

Aug 1, 2019 : Cari Pattison
Backpacker Radio #44 | Renee “She-ra” Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

Backpacker Radio #44 | Renee “She-ra” Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

Renee Patrick, known on trail as She-ra is a triple crowner, designer, and all-around Renaissance Woman.  In addition to hiking pretty much every trail in the United States and some...

Jul 31, 2019 : Zach