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 the ins and outs of their on-trail experiences. We strive to better understand what worked and what didn’t to better educate future hikers in hopes of enabling as many people to fulfill their thru-hiking dreams as possible.
In the below survey, we are hoping to learn more about hiker demographics, when people started and where to expect crowds, LNT habits, hikers’ favorite and least favorite sections, individual hiking styles, their budgets, which resources were most (and least) helpful, favorite hostels, gear recommendations, water treatment practices, and more. This year, additionally, we are attempting to learn a bit about how COVID impacted people’s perception of the hiking experience.
The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Results will be published right here on The Trek later this winter. If you’d like to be the first in line for when these posts drop, we encourage you to sign up for The Trek’s newsletter.
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