Interview

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
Stories From The Trail Ep 12 – AT Trail Days with Zach and Hiking Viking

Stories From The Trail Ep 12 – AT Trail Days with Zach and Hiking Viking

Worlds Collide! This year for Trail Days, Voldemort and I traveled to Damascus, a much longer trip for her! and recorded a joint episode with Zach from Backpacker Radio. (And...

Jun 12, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Ep 11 – Mother’s Day Special: Miss Janet

Stories From The Trail Ep 11 – Mother’s Day Special: Miss Janet

The Appalachian Trail wouldn't be what it is today without Miss Janet. It doesn't take long for a new or aspiring thru-hiker to start hearing her name, and for good...

May 12, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Episode 8: Sir Packsalot’s 10 Golden Suggestions for Hiking the AT

Stories From The Trail Episode 8: Sir Packsalot’s 10 Golden Suggestions for Hiking the AT

Continuing coverage from the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff! Bob "Sir Packsalot" Gabrielson is the proprietor of Top of Georgia Hiking Center at mile 69 (NOBO) on the Appalachian Trail. Each year

Apr 2, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Stories From the Trail Episode 7 – Keith Foskett High and Low

Stories From the Trail Episode 7 – Keith Foskett High and Low

Keith Foskett, a.k.a. "Fozzie", is a well traveled long distance hiker, a bestselling author, dog lover, and maple syrup connoisseur.  In this episode, Keith joins us from his home in...

Mar 16, 2018 : Gary Sizer
A SOBO’s Song

A SOBO’s Song

"Oh my God, this is the ending. This is over. What is beginning?" Cole Blume, 34.  Eugene, Oregon.     THE BASICS: Start/finish day: July 16, 2017 to November 14,...

Feb 21, 2018 : Tommy Corey
The Blackalachian: First Gold-Mouth Rapper to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

The Blackalachian: First Gold-Mouth Rapper to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

In April of 2017, Daniel White, age 31, of Charlotte NC, trail name "The Blackalachian" , was dropped off at Amicalola Falls State Park to embark on a two month...

Nov 27, 2017 : Bloodhound
The Little Moments

The Little Moments

Beastie Boy (Mike Dennis), 32 from Los Angeles, CA. Twerk (Me AKA Tommy Corey), 29 from Portland, OR. Mike and I started the PCT from Campo about a week apart. ...

Oct 2, 2017 : Tommy Corey
Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

Edit 6/25: Made to be Broken is now available on Netflix. ‘Made to be Broken’ is a film about Karl Meltzer falling down. Watch this incredible video here But then,...

Apr 13, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
PCT 2011: An Interview with Zane Ritt

PCT 2011: An Interview with Zane Ritt

"there was a sign on the ground made out of sticks that a hiker before me had made. It read "REAL LIFE," with an arrow pointing towards the road." 1....

Apr 4, 2017 : Tommy Corey