Thru-Hiking Culture

Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

File this one under "Inspirational"! Sarah Williams is not only a veteran outdoor adventurer and world traveler, she has spent the past few years curating HUNDREDS of hours of conversation...

Jul 29, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 10 – July 24

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 10 – July 24

Congratulations to all of the early-bird 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

Jul 24, 2019 : Rachel S
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 bad, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Jul 23, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Maps Versus Apps for Backcountry Navigation

Maps Versus Apps for Backcountry Navigation

There have been major changes in the the world of backcountry navigation over the past two decades—heck, in the world of navigation in general. Back when I was a child,...

Jul 21, 2019 : Rebecca Sperry
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 photos of hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. Summer is in full swing. That means AT hikers are getting...

Jul 16, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
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 gorgeous, hilarious, and all-around epic photos from the last two weeks....

Jul 10, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: June 23-July 9

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: June 23-July 9

Congratulations to all of the early-bird 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

Jul 10, 2019 : Rachel S
Meet the Thru-Hiking Artists Inspired by the Appalachian Trail

Meet the Thru-Hiking Artists Inspired by the Appalachian Trail

Rebecca “V-Dub” Harnish One spring day in 2018, Tina Tempest, owner of the Quarter Way Inn hostel near Ceres, VA, noticed one of her guests sitting at the table creating...

Jul 7, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
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 photos of hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail.  Summer is in full swing. That means AT hikers are getting...

Jul 1, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

It’s summer on the Appalachian Trail and Instagram abounds with thru-hikers blessing our feeds with the good stuff. Welcome back to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously

Jun 26, 2019 : Becky Booroojian