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10 Reasons the PCT Is Better Than the AT

10 Reasons the PCT Is Better Than the AT

Are you already a PCT lover and AT hater? Take a look at this mostly tongue in cheek article and learn why the PCT is so much better than the...

Nov 21, 2022 : Eloise Robbins
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 16

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 16

Sure, the leaves may be on the ground and the days are getting colder, but that's not stopping these Appalachian Trail thru-hikers from finishing their trek! We're stoked to celebrate...

Nov 15, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
The First Rule About the Appalachian Trail is You Don’t Talk About Springer

The First Rule About the Appalachian Trail is You Don’t Talk About Springer

In addition, the anonymity of trail names to is fascinating. One could really know truly nothing about somebody they have been hiking with for weeks. Shit, they could be Tyler...

Nov 5, 2022 : Nash Calvin
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 2

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 2

2650 miles, 3 states, 26 national forests, 7 national parks, and countless ramen bombs later, these Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers successfully trekked from Mexico to Canada. Making it to the

Sep 8, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Mental Health and the AT – experiences on the trail

Mental Health and the AT – experiences on the trail

So far on the Appalachian trail one of the biggest experiences going northbound has been interactions with people on and off the trail. Northbound or NOBO hikers tend to hike...

Aug 19, 2022 : Sonic Boom
Fishbowls and Forest Fires: Reflections from Around Mile 500

Fishbowls and Forest Fires: Reflections from Around Mile 500

These colonizer ideals of conquest and calling Mt. Washington a, “beast,” are awfully played out. The metaphors are too easy to grasp. So I implore hikers to consider that this...

Aug 17, 2022 : Nash Calvin
Days 11-15: AT Culture (Papa Smurf gets his name) and Off-trail Attractions (Sunshine Grocery)

Days 11-15: AT Culture (Papa Smurf gets his name) and Off-trail Attractions (Sunshine Grocery)

Days 11-15: AT Culture (or Papa Smurf gets his name) and Off-trail Attractions (Sunshine Grocery) Day 11: Carter Gap Shelter – Rock Gap Shelter (3772') 5-14-22 Miles hiked: 12.1 Total...

Jun 8, 2022 : Victor
Tom Turcich (and His Pup) Set to Complete 7-Year Around-the-World Walk Next Month

Tom Turcich (and His Pup) Set to Complete 7-Year Around-the-World Walk Next Month

On April 2, 2015, Tom Turcich, 33, left his home in New Jersey to walk around the world. More than seven years, 26,000 miles, six continents, and one best friend...

Apr 15, 2022 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Intersecting Ghosts on I-81

Intersecting Ghosts on I-81

My windshield wipers struggle to find their cadence, squealing over the too dry windscreen, otherwise, pausing too long to cloud my vision with droplets and highway grit. Phantoms of yesteryear...

Feb 25, 2022 : NoBo Stoat
9 Mistakes I Made on my PCT LASH (Spoiler: Everything Still Turned Out OK)

9 Mistakes I Made on my PCT LASH (Spoiler: Everything Still Turned Out OK)

No hiker does everything perfectly. Last summer, I hiked over 500 miles of the PCT in the desert and the Sierra Nevada. Before my hike, there were plenty of popular...

Feb 9, 2022 : Penina Crocker