Thru-Hiking Culture

The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

I arrived at A.J. Matthews/The Trek. When I asked how his hike was going, Joker told me he’d injured his ankle and spent the last month working at the Stony...

Sep 21, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 13)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 13)

We’re in the thick of September AND summit season! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 20, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Looking for a Hefty Dose of Nostalgia? Go Backpacking after a Thru-Hike

Looking for a Hefty Dose of Nostalgia? Go Backpacking after a Thru-Hike

I recently went on a lil’ hikey hike with a friend of mine.  Said friend was one of a very small, and very late, SOBO bubble I was a part...

Sep 20, 2018 : Sarah Karner
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week featured photos

Sep 18, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Stories From The Trail Ep. 17 – O Dog Rollin’ with O’Ree Crittenden

Stories From The Trail Ep. 17 – O Dog Rollin’ with O’Ree Crittenden

In 2016 O'Ree Crittenden set out to hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. This would be enough of a challenge for any of us, but O'Ree attempted this...

Sep 16, 2018 : Gary Sizer
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Continental Divide Trail. Use the hashtag #CDT,

Sep 15, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 7)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 7)

We're in the thick of September AND summit season! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 14, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 4 )

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 4 )

It's September and we're in the thick of summit season. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 11, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

The ATC, the PCTA, the CDTC and the ALDHA-West—the organizations that oversee the long-distance trails we adore—don't recognize any qualifier in front of the term "thru-hike." They also don't

Sep 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Sep 8, 2018 : Andrea Davis