Thru-Hiking Culture

Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Some people set out on a thru-hike and quit. Others complete the hike and decide it was fun, but not fun enough to do again. Those who can't stop might hike the...

Mar 29, 2017 : The Editors
Hiker Trash: Volume III

Hiker Trash: Volume III

Hikers are trashy folk, and the Hiker Trash submissions keep rolling in. Here's Volume III of the trashiest of the trash, including leftover food, day hikers seeing more than they wanted...

Mar 28, 2017 : The Editors
Help The Hiker Yearbook Win a Small-Business Grant!

Help The Hiker Yearbook Win a Small-Business Grant!

"I've seen a lot of books on the Appalachian Trail. Finally, somebody got it right. It's about the people" - Hiker Alumni, Class of '75 Those who hike the Appalachian Trail...

Mar 27, 2017 : Guest Post
Q&A with DoubleTap: PCT Trail Angel / Water Report Maintainer

Q&A with DoubleTap: PCT Trail Angel / Water Report Maintainer

I thought I’d do something a little different for this blog post and do a Q & A with Matt Parker, aka DoubleTap, one of the many PCT Trail Angels....

Mar 26, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Hello again! It's time for our fourth and final installment of our series from the Most Difficult sections overlapped with these ones, and there were many more votes for favorite sections...

Mar 24, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

  Hi, everyone. Due to the outpouring of new stories and feedback from the community, I have gone ahead and included as many more fun and interesting trail name stories in...

Mar 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Thru-hikers will use trekking poles to smash open discarded cans of fruit cocktail without a second thought, so it goes without saying that one of the greatest joys a hiker experiences...

Mar 23, 2017 : The Editors
6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

Capturing pretty pictures from the backcountry requires only a camera and a desire to explore. Consistently snapping jaw-dropping, eye-catching, or otherwise standout photos, however, necessitates

Mar 19, 2017 : Zach
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

While it may not be thru-hiking season, there are still some lucky people out on the #PacificCrestTrail! Unfortunately, if you are reading this, you're probably not one of those few...

Mar 19, 2017 : Mackenzie Findeisen
The Cure for What Ails You

The Cure for What Ails You

I mean it y'all.  Sometimes a long walk (or run, or ride, or whatever) is just what the doctor ordered.  This becomes more clear every time I talk with my...

Mar 18, 2017 : Henry Slocum