Thru-Hiking Culture

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Appalachian Trail northbounders are out in force and they’ve been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff, so welcome back to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful,

May 4, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Thru-Hiking Inspired Tattoos: Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond (Part III)

Thru-Hiking Inspired Tattoos: Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond (Part III)

Some folks indulge in a celebratory meal or revel in the luxurious comforts of a restful vacation after completing a section or thru-hike, but the following hikers chose to permanently...

May 3, 2019 : Tide Walker
Surviving a Stroke in the Backcountry: Hiker Recalls Near-Fatal Nightmare

Surviving a Stroke in the Backcountry: Hiker Recalls Near-Fatal Nightmare

Any backpacker who has spent an extended period of time in the backcountry has experienced the paranoia-drenched questions that come when you talk about backpacking to anyone who isn't a...

May 1, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio II

Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio II

Round two of the Appalachian Trail themed tattoos coming at ya. These tattoos are so inspiring I want to go hike another trail just so I can get one in...

Apr 22, 2019 : Tide Walker
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Appalachian Trail northbounders are out in force and they’ve been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff, so welcome back to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful,

Apr 19, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Trail-Inspired Ink: Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio I

Trail-Inspired Ink: Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio I

Our recent call for thru- hike-inspired tattoos garnered an overwhelming response. So many that we'll be publishing two posts on AT tattoos and one for PCT tattoos, along with other...

Apr 18, 2019 : Tide Walker
Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

In more than 2,100 miles of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016, I never got a single blister on my feet. That was thanks, in part, to the miracle of...

Apr 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Pacific Crest Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their  journeys via Instagram. Follow along...

Apr 7, 2019 : Blaine Hoppenrath
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

A new group of eager northbounders are seeing their first white blazes every passing day and they’ve been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff, so welcome back to...

Apr 5, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Spring(er) Final Four: What Is the Best Restaurant on the Appalachian Trail?

Spring(er) Final Four: What Is the Best Restaurant on the Appalachian Trail?

Its Final Four Weekend! We started with the top 32 restaurants on the AT, seeded and created a bracket, then you voted. Each round, we narrowed the field and voted...

Apr 4, 2019 : Lance Ness