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Warrior Hike – Frequently asked questions answered!

Warrior Hike – Frequently asked questions answered!

After being on trail with the Warrior Hike for over two months, I've run into many of the same questions. In order to mitigate some of these in the future...

May 29, 2015 : Michelle Revoir
Signs on the Appalachian Trail: Everything You Need to Know

Signs on the Appalachian Trail: Everything You Need to Know

Sign Here As you travel along the Appalachian Trail, you will encounter a wide variety of trail signs. Some are very formal, “national park-like” wood panels with carved recessed letters--others

Apr 22, 2015 : Cosmo
Pooping in the Woods

Pooping in the Woods

Where do you go when you have to go? (number two, that is) This question pops up quite a bit when people ask me about hiking the Appalachian Trail, often...

Apr 14, 2015 : Jamie Ratchford
How the AT Works: What DOES a Maintainer Do?

How the AT Works: What DOES a Maintainer Do?

Everyone knows they “keep the trail open”. But in the deep woods ‘open’ might mean something completely different than a hillside in southern New England densely packed with mountain laurel....

Mar 31, 2015 : Cosmo
How the Appalachian Trail Works: Finding the Perfect Spot

How the Appalachian Trail Works: Finding the Perfect Spot

Can it be found? The Ideal AT Overnight Site? A lot goes into the creation of campsites on the Trail. We all have places we remember long after the hike...

Mar 12, 2015 : Cosmo
How the Appalachian Trail Works

How the Appalachian Trail Works

We call it a "simple footpath"--but as they say, "It's complicated". Just what is the Appalachian Trail? What makes it special?

Jan 8, 2015 : Cosmo
Giving Back: Volunteer for the ATC’s Corridor Stewardship Program

Giving Back: Volunteer for the ATC’s Corridor Stewardship Program

Maintaining the Appalachian Trail requires a ton of work, like painting blazes, creating steps, controlling erosion and building bog boards. But there is work that goes on just out of...

Dec 24, 2014 : Jessica Porter
8 Questions You SHOULD Ask a Thru-Hiker

8 Questions You SHOULD Ask a Thru-Hiker

Every year, about 500 people complete the Appalachian Trail (source: Appalachian Trail Conservancy).  That’s smaller than the average US middle school (source: National Center for Education

Dec 9, 2014 : Maggie Wallace
Rainbow’s Response: 4 Things You Need to Know About Fuel Canisters

Rainbow’s Response: 4 Things You Need to Know About Fuel Canisters

Rainbow Braid, a 2013 thru hiker, takes any and all questions and gets to the nitty, gritty, hiker trash bottom of the topic. To have your own questions answered, send...

Nov 17, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
How to Protect Your Feet While Backpacking

How to Protect Your Feet While Backpacking

Welcome to the video version of the Trench Foot Article! Feet are your mode of transportation and it is super important to take care of them. Enjoy my video explanation...

Jun 1, 2014 : Kori Feener