Thru-Hiking Culture

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 12 – September 18

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 12 – September 18

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 18, 2019 : Rachel S
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Sep 17, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Trailboard Top 40: A Playlist for Your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Trailboard Top 40: A Playlist for Your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Whether I was belting out the lyrics, singing them to myself, or some sort of awful duet with my hiking partner Bandanna Ben, The Scientist by Coldplay checked all the...

Sep 12, 2019 : Spencer McKay
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 4 – September 11

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 4 – September 11

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 11, 2019 : Rachel S
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 29 – September 11

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 29 – September 11

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 11, 2019 : Rachel S
As Hiker Numbers Soar, the Appalachian Trail’s Future Lies in Educating Hikers

As Hiker Numbers Soar, the Appalachian Trail’s Future Lies in Educating Hikers

As thousands of aspiring Appalachian Trail thru-hikers began their trek north from Georgia in 2019, they were joined by a new breed of hiker—trail ambassadors who serve as role models...

Sep 11, 2019 : Hugh Owen
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best Instagram hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. For many hiking NOBO on the Appalachian Trail, their journeys are wrapping up...

Sep 10, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: August 21 – 28

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: August 21 – 28

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 7, 2019 : Rachel S
Challenges Transitioning to Post-Trail Life

Challenges Transitioning to Post-Trail Life

Walking through the unruly trail just north of Cascade Locks, OR, I started to panic. What was I going to do after the Pacific Crest Trail once I arrived at...

Sep 7, 2019 : Everly Jazi
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Sep 5, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft