Ariel Black

Ariel previously served as the associate managing editor and writer for an outdoor sports publication before making a switch to marketing. She still enjoys writing about the outdoors, as well as playing in it. And no, she hasn't yet hiked the AT, but it's on her bucket list. You can find more of her work at arielblack.wordpress.com and on Twitter, @ArielCBlack.

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Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Before & After

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Before & After

Why did you decide to hike?That’s the first question I’ve asked the nearly 50 thru-hikers I’ve had the opportunity to interview over the past

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black
Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Christopher Rodriguez

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Christopher Rodriguez

Trail Name: Neckbone (I’m from Georgia) Home State: Georgia Occupation: Real estate Hike Timeline: March 31 - August 14, 2014Before:

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black
Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Clayton & Lindsay Smith & Hunter (The Dog)

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Clayton & Lindsay Smith & Hunter (The Dog)

Trail Names: Hunter & The Fat Kids Occupation: Former U.S. Army captain (Clay), self-employed personal trainer and strength coach

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black
Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Ethan Zukas

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Ethan Zukas

Trail Name: Blood Cookie Home State: Connecticut Occupation: Former pharmacy technician Hike Timeline: March 29 - September 18, 2014Before:

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black
Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Kasie Taylor

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Kasie Taylor

Trail Name: Moxie Home State: Virginia Occupation: Recent college graduate Hike Timeline: February 17 - July 31, 2014Before: Kasie

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black
Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Neha Khurana

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Neha Khurana

Trail Name: Sprout Home State: Virginia Occupation: Outfitter Hike Timeline: April 1 - September 14, 2014Before: Neha KhuranaWhy did you

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black
Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Erin Saver

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Erin Saver

Trail Name: Wired Home State: Oregon Occupation: Substitute teacher & nanny Hike Timeline: April 17 - August 5, 2014Before: Erin

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black
Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Jordan D. Bearss

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Jordan D. Bearss

Trail Name: Gizmo Home State: North Carolina Occupation: Cabinet maker Hike Timeline: February 18 - July 16, 2014Before: Jordan D.

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black
Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Zachary Zukas

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Zachary Zukas

 Before and after: Zachary ZukasTrail Name: The Conductor Home State: Connecticut Occupation: Public computer assistant at Russell

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black
Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Steve Adams

Faces of the Appalachian Trail, 2014: Steve Adams

Before: Steve AdamsTrail Name: Mighty Blue Home State: Florida Occupation: Retired Hike Timeline: March 22 - September 29, 2014Why did

Apr 14, 2015 : Ariel Black