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How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps

How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps

A thru-hike is difficult enough without making videos along the way. But if you’ve decided to vlog your thru-hike, the following tips will help you create more compelling videos for...

Jan 22, 2021 : Evan Schaeffer
The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

Beyond the Appalachian Trail, many backpackers overlook Pennsylvania as a backpacking destination. Hikers from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, however, appreciate the plentiful backpacking

Jan 18, 2021 : Troy Zohner
A Complete List of Individual Permits Needed to Hike the PCT

A Complete List of Individual Permits Needed to Hike the PCT

Every (normal) year, prospective PCT thru-hikers queue up in an online waiting room to apply for a PCT Long-distance Permit. This interagency pass is aimed at trail users who plan...

Jan 5, 2021 : Kelly Floro
6 New Year’s Resolutions for Backpackers and Thru-Hikers

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Backpackers and Thru-Hikers

New year, new plans. 2020 may have been the life goals-equivalent of getting hit in the face by a water balloon full of warm, chunky trash juice, but there's still...

Dec 31, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

As 2020 winds down, a third wave of COVID-19 infections is engulfing the United States, with the number of daily cases more than tripling over the previous August high and...

Dec 17, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
20 Edible Plants and Fungi You’ll Find on the Appalachian Trail

20 Edible Plants and Fungi You’ll Find on the Appalachian Trail

This post was originally published on July 9 2014. It was updated on December 14 2020. One of my favorite activities, when I worked with the Scouts, was to go...

Dec 14, 2020 : Brittany Lea Neal
My Biggest Appalachian Trail Gear Regrets

My Biggest Appalachian Trail Gear Regrets

Personally, I don’t subscribe to the belief that I need to admit when I’m “wrong” or “make mistakes.” But fortunately for us, Saoirse “Story” Ibargüen is a better person than...

Dec 10, 2020 : Sarah
19 Things 2021 Appalachian Trail Hikers Need to Know

19 Things 2021 Appalachian Trail Hikers Need to Know

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a huge undertaking—and in the age of Covid, that could be more true now than it ever has been before. If you're thinking of hitting...

Dec 8, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Day Hiking – Staying Sane in Maine

Day Hiking – Staying Sane in Maine

  We all know how crazy of a year it’s been, I don’t think I have to go into any details about why. For me, and for many others, hiking...

Dec 3, 2020 : Kaylin
5 Things You Should Know About the Lone Star Hiking Trail

5 Things You Should Know About the Lone Star Hiking Trail

Vic Hay contributed to this story. When I moved to Houston 17 years ago I had to do some research to find a trail of any decent length.  There is...

Dec 3, 2020 : Ruth Nasrullah