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Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of November 1

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of November 1

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb, and national park crowd to finish the AT....

Nov 2, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
How I Managed Chronic Depression on my AT Thru-Hike

How I Managed Chronic Depression on my AT Thru-Hike

My first step, and arguably the hardest one, was accepting that my depression would follow me on my hike. It was so tempting to believe that all my problems would...

Nov 1, 2021 : Sarah Wolfson
Abandoned Trash Is Causing Heavy Bear Activity Near McAfee Knob

Abandoned Trash Is Causing Heavy Bear Activity Near McAfee Knob

Abandoned food garbage near McAfee Knob is starting to attract bears, according to the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC). In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the volunteer trail club posted...

Oct 29, 2021 : Kelly Floro
The Time and Money Needed for a Thru-hike

The Time and Money Needed for a Thru-hike

The hardest part of thru-hiking, besides the actual act of hiking, is finding the time and money to make it happen. In this post, I will cover how much time...

Oct 27, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The 2021 AT Thru-Hiker Survey is Here!

The 2021 AT Thru-Hiker Survey is Here!

If you, or someone you know, attempted an Appalachian Trail thru-hike this year, you've come to the right place! Each year, we poll the masses of AT hikers to learn...

Oct 26, 2021 : The Editors
Why 75% of AT Thru-Hikers Won’t Make It (Spoiler: It’s Complicated)

Why 75% of AT Thru-Hikers Won’t Make It (Spoiler: It’s Complicated)

Try not to act too surprised when I say this: hiking the Appalachian Trail is pretty hard. Over 4,000 people attempt to thru-hike the AT annually, but the Appalachian Trail...

Oct 25, 2021 : Kelly Floro
All Katahdin Trails Closed Until At Least December 1st

All Katahdin Trails Closed Until At Least December 1st

Baxter State Park announced on Wednesday that all Katahdin and Traveler trails will be closed at the trailhead through at least December 1st. "Shin-deep snow has obscured trail markings and

Oct 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of October 18

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of October 18

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb, and national park crowd to finish the AT....

Oct 20, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
9 Unexpected Benefits of Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

9 Unexpected Benefits of Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I went into my Appalachian Trail thru-hike with few expectations other than the hope for a great adventure and a vague idea about "growing as a person" over the course...

Oct 20, 2021 : Kelly Floro
How I Found Food Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

How I Found Food Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

I rest on the edge of a cliff in northern Virginia, spread avocado onto a smushed slice of bread, and watch as a bird gracefully soars above the valley. I...

Oct 14, 2021 : Hannah Charlson