Hiker Intro

Collision Course: How the Appalachian Trail Met Me

Collision Course: How the Appalachian Trail Met Me

How did a Brit with little-to-zero interest in hiking end up on the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2013 and how did that redefine everything he thought was important?...

Feb 13, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Travel Nurse to Thru-Hiker Intro

Travel Nurse to Thru-Hiker Intro

Heya, I'm Ashley! Exactly 18 days ago I made a spur of the moment decision to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Oh yeah, and I start next month. Follow me along...

Feb 12, 2019 : Ashley H.
Five Things That Worked: Appalachian Trail 2018

Five Things That Worked: Appalachian Trail 2018

I had 130 days to try out gear, routines, eating habits, sleeping set-ups, etc.  This list talks about the top five things that worked for me on the trail. Gear...

Feb 12, 2019 : Devin Everett
6 Tips for Thru-Hiking From a 2018 Thru-Hiker

6 Tips for Thru-Hiking From a 2018 Thru-Hiker

With all of the preparation articles and hiker videos out there, it can be easy to get caught up in the smallest of details while trying to get ready for...

Feb 12, 2019 : Devin Everett
Through Hell and High Water: My Journey to the PCT

Through Hell and High Water: My Journey to the PCT

I sit here in my cozy third-floor bedroom gazing out across space at the trees swaying through the dirty window glass. Soft white light originates from two tall skylights, setting...

Feb 10, 2019 : Sophie Bonstrom
After Years of Delay, I’m Right Where I Need to Be

After Years of Delay, I’m Right Where I Need to Be

Well, here’s my big announcement - I, Isaac Nesbitt, will be attempting a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail starting March 26. It’s time to chase a dream and really stir...

Feb 5, 2019 : Isaac Nesbitt
A Somewhat Less Stereotypical Thru-Hiker

A Somewhat Less Stereotypical Thru-Hiker

Hey, everyone. Introductions are always the worst; they feel like one sided interviews. I’ll take the initiative by talking a little bit about myself and what led me to decide...

Feb 4, 2019 : Riley Gibbison
Dealing with Migraines on the Trail

Dealing with Migraines on the Trail

As I get closer to my thru-hike start date on Feb. 14 (no Valentine, might as well hike) I have some last-minute prep still to do. One of the things...

Feb 3, 2019 : Chad Sanborn
A Midlife Hike, But not a Crisis

A Midlife Hike, But not a Crisis

It is easy in life to define yourself or be defined by the job you have, the clothes you wear, or the car you drive.  Hiking the PCT for me...

Feb 2, 2019 : Mike Stone
The Great Trail … Something a Little Different

The Great Trail … Something a Little Different

Like many in the backpacking community, I am looking forward with anticipation, impatience, and at times a bit of secret apprehension to the start of a big hike this spring....

Jan 30, 2019 : Sonya