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AT Accessible During Government Shutdown, NPS and USFS Services Suspended

AT Accessible During Government Shutdown, NPS and USFS Services Suspended

A shutdown of the US federal government began at midnight EST on January 20, 2018, with varying effects throughout government-managed public lands.

Jan 20, 2018 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail Map: 32 Damn Good Reasons to Hike the AT

Appalachian Trail Map: 32 Damn Good Reasons to Hike the AT

The following Appalachian Trail Map was put together by talented designer, thru-hiker, and Trek Blogger AWOL's 2016 guide. Minor changes in

Jan 19, 2018 : The Editors
Best Hostels on the Appalachian Trail: 2017 Hiker’s Choice

Best Hostels on the Appalachian Trail: 2017 Hiker’s Choice

Appalachian Trail hiker hostels not only provide showers and beds for weary hikers, they're the source of some of the best AT memories and are a

Dec 31, 2017 : The Editors
The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Over $100

The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Over $100

The holiday season is upon us. And what better way to gear up for your thru-hike than to ask people to give you things? Just kidding... sort of. We

Dec 6, 2017 : The Editors
The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

The holiday season is upon us. And what better way to gear up for your thru-hike than to ask people to give you things? Just kidding... sort of. We

Dec 4, 2017 : The Editors
The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

The holiday season is upon us. And what better way to gear up for your thru-hike than to ask people to give you things? Just kidding... sort of. We

Dec 1, 2017 : The Editors
10 Quotes and Trail Photos to Inspire Your Next Adventure

10 Quotes and Trail Photos to Inspire Your Next Adventure

Looking for a boost to get you out the door after work? A pick-me-up as you await your upcoming thru-hike? Something to set as your phone background

Nov 29, 2017 : The Editors
2017 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Most Memorable Photos

2017 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Most Memorable Photos

When a thru-hike is over, what do you have left? The journey might have ended, but the experience lives on in memories, and stories, and photos.

Nov 22, 2017 : The Editors
2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

Take a stroll through the main drag in a trail town and you'll be able to pick out the thru-hikers pretty easily. Whether they're wearing an

Nov 13, 2017 : The Editors
Meet the Couple Planning a 6,850-Mile Hike Across Europe

Meet the Couple Planning a 6,850-Mile Hike Across Europe

This is no ordinary thru-hike. Native Francophones Marie and Nil are lifelong adventurers who set their eyes on something different: a journey across

Oct 17, 2017 : The Editors