Thru-Hiking Culture

Common Leave No Trace Mistakes Made By Thru Hikers, and How To Avoid Them

Common Leave No Trace Mistakes Made By Thru Hikers, and How To Avoid Them

It’s time to have an honest talk about Leave No Trace and thru hikers. Yes, most of us know the principles, and what it takes to accurately follow them, but...

Jul 22, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Nicholas “Click” Reichard on “SToRIES”: An Interview with a Prolific Hiker, Photographer, and Author

Nicholas “Click” Reichard on “SToRIES”: An Interview with a Prolific Hiker, Photographer, and Author

Nick is a thru-hiker, photographer, and dad. In the spring of 2021, Nick added another title to his list - published author. His book SToRIES uses an engaging combination of...

Jul 16, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Whether you are a thru-hiker, aspiring hiker, or walk-around-your-block-after-work hiker, if you're reading this post then you must love the sights the AT has to offer.  With thru-hikes in full...

Jul 9, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
To Be Seen: Life as a Nonbinary Hiker

To Be Seen: Life as a Nonbinary Hiker

I’m the second of four kids. I grew up on a backlot of a rural road in Connecticut and spent my summers chasing frogs up and down the creek in...

Jun 29, 2021 : Aubri Drake
Stratton Area Hostel Set to Reopen

Stratton Area Hostel Set to Reopen

The Maine Roadhouse has been renovated and freshly painted with updated flooring and fixtures in an industrial chic/farmhouse style. The bunkhouse features 16 bunks each with 10” mattresses (linens included),...

Jun 22, 2021 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

The past 12 months have been challenging to say the least, especially for those who opt outside for their recreation. But with people finally able to release themselves from their...

Jun 15, 2021 : Katie Houston
Losing Light: Joe McConaughy’s Long Trail FKT Documentary

Losing Light: Joe McConaughy’s Long Trail FKT Documentary

On June 10, 2020, in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy set the self-supported Fastest Known Time on Vermont's 273-mile Long Trail (4 days, 23 hours,...

Jun 7, 2021 : Brandon Chase
The Eastern Divide Trail: A 5500-Mile Bikepacking Route in the Making

The Eastern Divide Trail: A 5500-Mile Bikepacking Route in the Making

BIKEPACKING.com recently announced the creation of a new long-distance trail - the Eastern Divide Trail (EDT). Once completed, the 5,500-mile trail will be the longest contiguous bikepacking route in

Jun 2, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
The Longest Trail

The Longest Trail

  The following is a guest post by Jonathan Horwitz. It originally appeared on USC StorySpace. In 1972, California voters mandated the creation of a coastal trail from Oregon all...

Jun 1, 2021 : Guest Post
Hiker Spotlight with Alice Wu: From the Seas of Service to the Deserts of the PCT

Hiker Spotlight with Alice Wu: From the Seas of Service to the Deserts of the PCT

If you ask any hiker what their favorite part of a thru-hike is (besides that feeling when you see trail magic at the road crossing up ahead) nine times out...

May 19, 2021 : Katie Houston