Thru-Hiking Culture

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

This is it. This is the moment. The moment these hikers have been working towards for months: The final steps of their Appalachian Trail thru-hike. 2,193 miles, 14 states, 515,000...

Nov 25, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
My 5 Favorite Trail Towns on the Triple Crown

My 5 Favorite Trail Towns on the Triple Crown

If I learned anything from my travels on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail, it's that hiking them would be nigh impossible if not for the...

Nov 23, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 16

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 16

Sure, the leaves may be on the ground and the days are getting colder, but that's not stopping these Appalachian Trail thru-hikers from finishing their trek! We're stoked to celebrate...

Nov 15, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
10 Reasons Why the AT Is Better Than the PCT

10 Reasons Why the AT Is Better Than the PCT

Do you already know why the AT is superior to the PCT? Are you trying to figure out if you want to hike an east coast trail? Or just want...

Nov 15, 2022 : Eloise Robbins
New AT Documentary Is a Moving Portrait of Trail Life with an Eating Disorder

New AT Documentary Is a Moving Portrait of Trail Life with an Eating Disorder

"You don't climb mountains without food in your belly," says Aster Wells-Byers in the film, "Food in your Belly." The 15-minute documentary, directed by Lukas Chin and edited by Chin...

Nov 14, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 15

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 15

Just look at all these incredible hikers! These folks recently completed their Appalachian Trail thru-hike. They summited peaks, hiked through rainstorms, and overcame every challenge the trail threw

Nov 9, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

A Week Off I take a full week off trail. My timing was a little off. If I were to continue at the pace I was going, I would make...

Nov 7, 2022 : Thomas Allie
The First Rule About the Appalachian Trail is You Don’t Talk About Springer

The First Rule About the Appalachian Trail is You Don’t Talk About Springer

In addition, the anonymity of trail names to is fascinating. One could really know truly nothing about somebody they have been hiking with for weeks. Shit, they could be Tyler...

Nov 5, 2022 : Nash Calvin
Frozen!

Frozen!

Day 115: 14 miles. Agua Dulce to tentsite at mile 2213 We had a perfect breakfast that Nine Beers' sister and her husband prepared for us. Then we went to...

Nov 5, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
The Liquor Store in Hiker Heaven and Hiker Hell

The Liquor Store in Hiker Heaven and Hiker Hell

Day 110: 17 miles. Tehachapi to mile 2104 We had breakfast at the same diner as the dinner. I had some egg, hashbrown and a massive belgian waffle with strawberries...

Nov 4, 2022 : Miia Tsunami