Completed Thru-Hikers

They call us hiker trash … HIKER TRASH!

They call us hiker trash … HIKER TRASH!

Hey world, In an attempt to stay relevant, I'm steppin' back onto my soap box! Exciting things on the horizon: I'll be thru-hiking the John Muir Trail in the not-so-distant...

Jul 5, 2024 : Bagel
Trail Days 2024 Hiker’s Stories – “Double Stack”

Trail Days 2024 Hiker’s Stories – “Double Stack”

Double Stack’s love affair with long distance might have started with his 2018 AT thru hike, but it did not end there

Jun 18, 2024 : John Edward Harris
Trail Days 2024 Hiker’s Stories – “Story”

Trail Days 2024 Hiker’s Stories – “Story”

“Story” quickly recalled the exact days she began and ended her hike.  She had begun her thru-hike on March 25 and ended six months later on September 25, 2018.

Jun 14, 2024 : John Edward Harris
Trail Days 2024 Hiker’s Stories – John B.

Trail Days 2024 Hiker’s Stories – John B.

Some might describe Trail Days in Damascus, VA as time when AT hikers, both current and former, gather to share stories and the camaraderie of the trail community. It can...

May 23, 2024 : John Edward Harris
Lessons Learned: Going into my 2nd Thru-Hike

Lessons Learned: Going into my 2nd Thru-Hike

New Year, New Trail After a year away from thru-hiking, it's time to get back onto the trail. Since immersing myself in thru-hiking culture in 2017, it's been a significant...

Feb 26, 2024 : Thomas Allie
The Slow and Grueling Transition to Society

The Slow and Grueling Transition to Society

It has been well over a minute since I summited Katahdin and my return to society, the "real world". While it is nice to sleep in a warm soft bed...

Feb 4, 2024 : Guinevere Drabik
Hiking Across Switzerland on the Via Alpina

Hiking Across Switzerland on the Via Alpina

“The best way to see a country is to walk across it,” they said. I could not agree more. After about 200 miles, 70,000ft of elevation gain, and 13 passes,...

Dec 1, 2023 : Emily Pilkerton
Congratulations to these 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 10

Congratulations to these 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 10

Nestled within the heart of the Eastern United States lies a legendary ribbon of wilderness known to adventurers far and wide—the Appalachian Trail (AT). Stretching a colossal 2,190 miles, this...

Nov 1, 2023 : Kendra Slagter
Congratulations to these 2023 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 6

Congratulations to these 2023 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 6

The aspiration of conquering a long-distance trail is a shared dream among many avid hikers, with the Pacific Crest Trail often occupying a special place in their imaginations. However, it's...

Oct 26, 2023 : Kendra Slagter
Congratulations to these 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 9

Congratulations to these 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 9

Spanning 2,200 miles through 14 states, these determined Appalachian Trail thru-hikers have conquered the journey from Georgia to Maine. What started as a distant dream on day one became a...

Oct 25, 2023 : Kendra Slagter