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Congratulations to these PCT and AT Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these PCT and AT Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Oct 9, 2017 : Ben Barrett
A Thru-Hike for Everyone (Part II): 5 Trails Over 200 Miles

A Thru-Hike for Everyone (Part II): 5 Trails Over 200 Miles

For those who don't have the time or interest in undertaking one of the Triple Crown Hikes, plenty of other options for thru-hiking exist. There are long-distance trails that provide...

Oct 3, 2017 : Jim Rahtz
Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [One pic is NSFW]

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [One pic is NSFW]

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Oct 2, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

Trans Adirondack Route: A 240-Mile Walk on New York’s Wild Side

The following is a guest post courtesy of Erik Schlimmer, a Founding Member of Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route. Have a story to share? Submit it Blue Line to Blue...

Oct 2, 2017 : Guest Post
This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

From fresh gear and nervous excitement at one end, to the dirt-streaked finisher 2,000 miles later, here are this week's thru-hike before-and-after photos. Have one to add? Send it to

Sep 29, 2017 : The Editors
A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

Recent books and movies have inspired countless hikers and potential hikers to dream about thru-hiking one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail,...

Sep 27, 2017 : Jim Rahtz
Glorious 2017 PCT Before-and-After Photos

Glorious 2017 PCT Before-and-After Photos

Yes, we know the real transformation is what happens inside the soul of a thru-hiker, but that doesn't mean we don't love to see what 2,000 miles of hiking looks like. From...

Sep 25, 2017 : The Editors
The One-Day Thru-Hike: Oregon’s Wildwood Trail

The One-Day Thru-Hike: Oregon’s Wildwood Trail

Quick Facts Distance: 30 miles Type: End-to-end, section hikes Location: Washington Park (southern end) to North end of Forest Park - Portland, Oregon Terrain: Old-growth Pacific

Sep 20, 2017 : Mischa Egolf
Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/18/17)

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/18/17)

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Sep 18, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Great Smoky Mountains NP: Must-See Day Hikes on the AT

Great Smoky Mountains NP: Must-See Day Hikes on the AT

Commonly voted a favorite spot along the Appalachian Trail​, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) is a hiker's dream. ​​The trail through the park takes hikers to the highest point...

Sep 13, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn