Completed Thru-Hikers

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
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
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 27)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 27)

August is over but summit season isn't! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the

Sep 4, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking England’s Coast to Coast Walk

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking England’s Coast to Coast Walk

The Coast to Coast Walk is a trail that crosses Northern England. The 192 miles pass through three vastly different national parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the...

Sep 2, 2018 : Shay Hunter
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 19)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 19)

August is coming to end but summit season is just getting started. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping,

Aug 28, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The following is a guest post by Carolyn Walker I finished my NOBO thru-hike a week ago today. It took 5½ months, which is very average, according to a chart...

Aug 15, 2018 : Guest Post
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 6)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 6)

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

Aug 13, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
The Appalachian Trail Needs You (and Your Sweat)

The Appalachian Trail Needs You (and Your Sweat)

Volunteer maintainers are "graying out" and nobody’s replacing them. It took more than 1,600 miles of walking on the Appalachian Trail before it struck me how important volunteers are to...

Jul 26, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Pacing Problems: Why I Split Up with My Original Hiking Partner

Pacing Problems: Why I Split Up with My Original Hiking Partner

I always tell people that thru-hiking with someone is bigger than living with someone. Even if you share a tiny studio apartment with an intimate partner, you’ll usually have some...

Jun 12, 2018 : Sarah Karner