The Editors

We are the word nerds of Appalachian Trials who want nothing more than to infuse some hiking and backpacking joy into your day.

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Hiker Trash Stories Vol. II

Hiker Trash Stories Vol. II

If Instagram is to be believed, thru-hiking is six months of triumphant peak bagging and sun-drenched selfies next to state-line signs. Except when it

Jan 4th : The Editors
Interview with Tom Kennedy: Co-Founder of HIKE For Mental Health

Interview with Tom Kennedy: Co-Founder of HIKE For Mental Health

Hiking enthusiasts have long internalized the restorative feeling that comes from a walk or hike along a peaceful trail. Academia is catching up, with

Jan 2nd : The Editors
Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Make no mistake, backpacking is expensive. We've published plenty of money-saving posts (during your hike), but sometimes you have to bite the bullet

Dec 13th : The Editors
Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $200

Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $200

The gift perusing continues, with a slightly higher price point. Here are our writer's top picks for backpacking gifts in the middle price range. Good

Nov 30th : The Editors
Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

It's that time of year. The backpacker in your life might not be out on a trail, but they are probably researching gear, poring over pack lists, and p

Nov 21st : The Editors
Meet the Class of 2016: 258 Glorious Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

Meet the Class of 2016: 258 Glorious Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

For the last few months, Appalachian Trials has been proudly publishing a weekly series Trail Name: Robi Summit Date: 10/30 Trail Name: Tw

Nov 8th : The Editors
Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 10.16.2016)

Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 10.16.2016)

It's that time of year again! The time where thru-hikers are crossing the finish line; 2,189 miles of joy, blood, sweat, tears, and ice cream. Thru-h

Oct 20th : The Editors
Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 10.9.2016)

Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 10.9.2016)

It's that time of year again! The time where thru-hikers are crossing the finish line; 2,189 miles of joy, blood, sweat, tears, and ice cream. Thru-h

Oct 12th : The Editors
Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Dealing With Post-Trail Depression

Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Dealing With Post-Trail Depression

This is probably you: The elated hiker who has never been happier or more proud than when you saw that sign emerging from wind-whipped clouds after th

Oct 9th : The Editors
Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 10.2.2016)

Congratulations to This Week’s Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 10.2.2016)

It's that time of year again! The time where thru-hikers are crossing the finish line; 2,189 miles of joy, blood, sweat, tears, and ice cream. Thru-h

Oct 4th : The Editors