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Little makes a weary backpacker happier than peeling off dirty, wet hiking clothes and crawling into a sleeping bag at the end of a long day. While
After leaving Georgia at Bly Gap (mile 78), the Appalachian Trail climbs and descends through North Carolina for 96 miles, hits the Tennessee state
Your tent is one of the most important—if not the most important—piece of gear for your long-distance hike. It's literally your home away from home.
The AT in Georgia is 79 miles long, starting at Springer Mountain outside Dahlonega, and stretching to the North Carolina border right before Bly
Your headlamp is something you can throw in your pack (preferably in an accessible place) and forget about... then be really, really glad you have it
A person can have a lot of questions as they prepare to hike through the woods, desert, or mountains for six months at a time. So we asked past
Tell us when you stopped letting excuses get in the way of adventures. Oh, and win an REI gift card. Has there ever been a time when you stopped
A shutdown of the US federal government began at midnight EST on January 20, 2018, with varying effects throughout government-managed public lands.
The above Appalachian Trail Map was put together by talented designer, thru-hiker, and Trek Blogger AWOL's 2016 guide. Minor changes in landmark
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