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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
22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2024

22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2024

As the hiking season officially kicks into high gear, the Pacific Crest Trail welcomes yet another class of thru-hikers, all of who are hopeful to complete the entire 2,650-mile journey....

Apr 23, 2024 : Kendra Slagter
22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2024

22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2024

As the hiking season officially kicks into high gear, the Appalachian Trail welcomes yet another class of thru-hikers, all of who are hopeful to complete the entire 2,190-mile journey. Some...

Apr 17, 2024 : Kendra Slagter
Book Review: Tales from the Trail – Stories from the Oldest Hiker Hostel on the Appalachian Trail

Book Review: Tales from the Trail – Stories from the Oldest Hiker Hostel on the Appalachian Trail

Most AT thru-hikers and even some sectional hikers have probably spent a night or two sleeping and showering at the Hiker Hostel of The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in...

Jan 24, 2024 : John Edward Harris
Essential Gear for a 4,400-Mile Thru-Hike

Essential Gear for a 4,400-Mile Thru-Hike

Embarking on a thru-hike is no small feat. While the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail have secured their place as two of the most popular long-distance trails in the...

Jan 19, 2024 : Kendra Slagter
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
10 Reasons Thru-Hikers Are Secretly Jealous of Section Hikers

10 Reasons Thru-Hikers Are Secretly Jealous of Section Hikers

Thru-hiking is awesome, but that doesn't mean thru-hikers don't envy section hikers. Here's why thru-hikers are secretly jealous.

Oct 25, 2023 : Owen Eigenbrot
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
Congratulations to these 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 8

Congratulations to these 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 8

Covering an impressive stretch of 2,200 miles across 14 states, and embarking on an exhilarating journey through the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, these resolute Appalachian Trail thru-hikers

Oct 17, 2023 : Kendra Slagter