Beyond the AT

Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail: a Thru-Hiking Guide

Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail: a Thru-Hiking Guide

Though it occasionally appears on lists of "short long trails" in the US, Pennsylvania's Loyalsock Trail is still fairly unknown. That's unfortunate, because not only is it a wonderful scenic...

Apr 28, 2017 : Brian Cipperly
More Than A Hike

More Than A Hike

Hello, world. It's been a minute since I've spoken with you all via The Trek, but I wanted to come at you with some motivation for this lovely Monday. Or...

Apr 24, 2017 : Ashley Schellhase
Trail Update #5: the week North Carolina brought the trail magic

Trail Update #5: the week North Carolina brought the trail magic

Hiking the AT in North Carolina is a roller coaster - literally. So many ups and downs. So many unnecessarily steep ups and downs. Basically, the mountains in North Carolina...

Apr 18, 2017 : snapchat
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 2

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 2

Leaving Franklin We got one last round of pancakes and bacon before checking out and heading to Haven's Budget Inn to get a shuttle back to the trail. Mr. Ron...

Apr 16, 2017 : Stubbs
Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Some people set out on a thru-hike and quit. Others complete the hike and decide it was fun, but not fun enough to do again. Those who can't stop might hike the...

Mar 29, 2017 : The Editors
2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

After completing the Appalachian Trail in September of 2016, I almost immediately started looking for my next adventure - despite having sworn during several moments of my AT thru to...

Mar 29, 2017 : Nichole Young
Trail Profile: The Copland Track, New Zealand

Trail Profile: The Copland Track, New Zealand

Located on the rugged west coast of New Zealand's South Island, the Copland track takes you up a river valley for an up-close view of the Southern Alps. The Copland...

Mar 15, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
AT Recap Of 2016: What Went Wrong? What Went Right? What’s Next?

AT Recap Of 2016: What Went Wrong? What Went Right? What’s Next?

Finally Some Closure! It's been five months since I left the Appalachian Trail. I am finally getting my shit together to write a final blog about it. There's been lack...

Mar 13, 2017 : Josh Lichti
Trail Profile: Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Trail Profile: Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Lollygag's Journal excerpt, Friday, February 10th, 2017: "Claudia keeps saying BEST HIKE IN THE WORLD." Great Walks and this is one of them!  It is essential to book in advance.  Huts...

Mar 9, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Five Days on the Pinhoti

Five Days on the Pinhoti

In case anyone forgot, rather than doing a traditional AT Thru Hike, I decided to add a "few" miles by starting in Alabama. This has me thru hiking the Pinhoti,...

Mar 5, 2017 : Flagstaff