History

Great Walks in History

Great Walks in History

The average day of marching for a civil war soldier was 10-15 miles. And when they got to town, there was no resupply. There was no hot shower, other than...

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 seven incredibly influential women who hiked the Appalachian Trail. The list was hardly all-inclusive.

Nov 16, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
A Message to Those Who Walk in the Woods

A Message to Those Who Walk in the Woods

After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014 I started to collect old AT guide books and maps. No reason, they were cheap and easily available. It started when I saw...

Aug 28, 2016 : Paul "BigTex" Bunker
Myron Avery: The Architect of the Appalachian Trail

Myron Avery: The Architect of the Appalachian Trail

A brief overview on the man who turned Benton MacKaye's vision into a reality.

Aug 26, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
Who Was the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker?

Who Was the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker?

Sandy B. writes... Q: How old was the oldest male through hiker? A: This is a fairly common question, and I think the uncertainty stems from confusing Google results (see below)....

Apr 19, 2016 : Zach
Who was the First Female Thru Hiker?

Who was the First Female Thru Hiker?

Perhaps you've seen this post shared on a hiking or camping Facebook page. With an audience of 45,000 folks and 33,000 shares, it has been spread far and wide in...

Mar 31, 2016 : Caet Cash
The History of Shenandoah National Park

The History of Shenandoah National Park

During the 1920s, the National Park Service was on a campaign to create parks near the population hubs on the east coast. Great Smoky Mountains National Park was one such...

Mar 18, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
The History of the AMC Huts

The History of the AMC Huts

Whether you love ‘em, hate ‘em, or hold no particularly strong opinion either direction, let’s dive into the history of the AMC huts.

Jan 22, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Let's give some recognition to the women - both historic and modern - who turned their backs to the naysayers, put on their best hiking shoes, and climbed over 2,000...

Dec 30, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
The History of Mount Washington

The History of Mount Washington

How did a mountain with the worst weather in the world come to be such a tourist destination? Why did this happen? To answer your questions, and more, let’s dive...

Dec 21, 2015 : Kat Ignatova