FAQ

Introducing Appalachian Trail FAQ with the ATC

Introducing Appalachian Trail FAQ with the ATC

The Trek is thrilled to introduce a new series through our YouTube channel, in partnership with Andrew Downs of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, called "Appalachian Trail FAQ."  If you've got

Sep 25, 2018 : Zach
Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Frequently Asked Questions

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Frequently Asked Questions

As a ridgerunner you get asked the same questions over and over. Here's a compilation of the most commonly asked questions from what do ridgerunners do to can you take...

Jan 8, 2018 : Tide Walker
The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

Most Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers begin their journey in the desert — the first steps on the trail that they’ll be walking on for the next five months. The desert...

Dec 15, 2017 : Alexandria Cremer
Four-week FAQs

Four-week FAQs

I'm four weeks away from kicking off my thru-hike and you have questions.

Feb 8, 2017 : Hannah Bosel
Hiking with Dogs 101: Choosing a Hiking Dog

Hiking with Dogs 101: Choosing a Hiking Dog

I see a lot of "articles" floating around the web with titles like: Top 10 Breeds of Hiking Dogs, or Which Dog Breed Makes the Best Hiking Dog?  These headlines always make...

Jan 11, 2017 : Stacia Bennett
AT FAQ: With Answers That Are Shorter Than This Blog Title, Maybe

AT FAQ: With Answers That Are Shorter Than This Blog Title, Maybe

Maybe you are sick of answering the same questions over and over again. Maybe you want to know for yourself, and don’t want to read paragraph after paragraph. Here are...

Dec 13, 2016 : Stubbs
Who Was the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker?

Who Was the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker?

Sandy B. writes... Q: How old was the oldest male through hiker? A: This is a fairly common question, and I think the uncertainty stems from confusing Google results (see below)....

Apr 19, 2016 : Zach
6 Ways To Get Great Photos On Your Next Hike

6 Ways To Get Great Photos On Your Next Hike

T-minus: 146 days One of the main guidelines of Leave No Trace Principles is leaving what you find, and this makes photography a huge help when it comes to hiking. Not only can...

Dec 15, 2015 : Colleen Goldhorn
What is Wrong With You…?

What is Wrong With You…?

Is the question my close friends and family are thinking when I tell them of my plan to hike the Appalachian Trail next year... What comes out in reality though are logical...

Oct 20, 2015 : Tiffany Taylor Korrigan
Frequently Asked Questions About an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

Frequently Asked Questions About an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

The same questions come up time and time again when people hear that I plan on hiking the Appalachian Trail. I thought it would be good to get an FAQ...

Sep 7, 2015 : Vinny Tagliatela