Thru-Hiking Culture

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Oct 1, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 19 – September 25

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 19 – September 25

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 25, 2019 : Rachel S
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best Instagram hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. For many hiking NOBO on the Appalachian Trail, their journeys are wrapping up...

Sep 24, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Thru-Hiking with Wildfires: Risk Factors and What You Need to Know

Thru-Hiking with Wildfires: Risk Factors and What You Need to Know

Wildfires can happen anywhere in the country. Here's the info on why fires happen and what you need to know to stay safe.

Sep 23, 2019 : Alex Murphy
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Trends: Examining Gear, Budget, and Resources Over the Past 5 Years

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Trends: Examining Gear, Budget, and Resources Over the Past 5 Years

In 2014, we began conducting annual surveys about AT thru-hikers and attempting thru-hikers. Starting these surveys soon after my own thru-hike has been a really meaningful way for me to...

Sep 20, 2019 : Mariposa
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 12 – September 18

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 12 – September 18

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 18, 2019 : Rachel S
Trailboard Top 40: A Playlist for Your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Trailboard Top 40: A Playlist for Your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Whether I was belting out the lyrics, singing them to myself, or some sort of awful duet with my hiking partner Bandanna Ben, The Scientist by Coldplay checked all the...

Sep 12, 2019 : Spencer McKay
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 4 – September 11

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 4 – September 11

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 11, 2019 : Rachel S
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 29 – September 11

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 29 – September 11

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 11, 2019 : Rachel S
As Hiker Numbers Soar, the Appalachian Trail’s Future Lies in Educating Hikers

As Hiker Numbers Soar, the Appalachian Trail’s Future Lies in Educating Hikers

As thousands of aspiring Appalachian Trail thru-hikers began their trek north from Georgia in 2019, they were joined by a new breed of hiker—trail ambassadors who serve as role models...

Sep 11, 2019 : Hugh Owen