History

Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Every year the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) receives thousands of hikers, adventurers, and nature seekers from all over the world. Along its 2,650-mile length stretching from Canada to Mexico, the...

Feb 18, 2019 : Kenny Howell
Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Most of you probably know that the great green corridor running from Georgia to Maine was the brainchild of Benton MacKaye. You probably also know that same corridor, the Appalachian...

Feb 6, 2019 : Geoff Hutton
Pox & Puss Episode #68 – Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

Pox & Puss Episode #68 – Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

We continue our Trail Days 2016 interviews with Lucky. Lucky and her boyfriend Little Santa came all the way from hike the Appalachian Trail. Be sure to visit

May 8, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Book Review: Blazing Ahead

Book Review: Blazing Ahead

Blazing Ahead—a story of their individual and combined efforts, hardships, and victories that lead to what is now the Appalachian Trail. Appalachian Odyssey, a story of the 28-year journey of two

Feb 2, 2018 : Hashtag
Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

The year 1875 was an eventful one. It was the year in which Karl Marx, the father of communism, brought to prominence the old saying “From each according to his...

Apr 3, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
How Backpacking Gear Has Changed Through the Decades

How Backpacking Gear Has Changed Through the Decades

The evolution of the pack list.... If you're planning on hitting the trail this year, you're most likely fretting and constantly editing your pack list.  You put things in, you take...

Mar 7, 2017 : EarthTone
The PCT’s Comprehensive Management Plan: a look into trail history

The PCT’s Comprehensive Management Plan: a look into trail history

Standing at the Mexican border staring towards Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail I noticed that the trail was established by an act of congress on October 8, 1968.  That...

Feb 19, 2017 : Kevin Elens
Thru-Hiking in the Age of Trump

Thru-Hiking in the Age of Trump

One of the nice parts about thru-hiking is that it’s incredibly easy to make friends. Everyone’s sharing such a wonderful experience, one that almost has to be talked about, shared,...

Dec 31, 2016 : Chuck McKeever
Great Walks in History

Great Walks in History

The climb out of any trail town is always a little brutal. Your belly is a bit bigger than usual, your food bag is fuller, and it's always uphill. It...

Dec 19, 2016 : Gary Sizer
7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Last year, I wrote an article about Niki Rellon is the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail with a prosthetic leg. Niki Rellon Niki Rellon, known by her trail name "Bionic

Nov 16, 2016 : Kat Ignatova