Thru-Hiking Culture

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Rocksylvania, you're more like Rainsylvania. Pennsylvania had been looming in the future of this historic trail, having a reputation for being the most challenging state for many reasons. As

Aug 6, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Hiking with History on the Appalachian Trail: Civil War Corridor, Part 1

Hiking with History on the Appalachian Trail: Civil War Corridor, Part 1

“Any understanding of this nation has to be based, and I mean really based, on an understanding of the Civil War...  It was the crossroads of our being, and it...

Aug 3, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
The Challenges and Benefits of Seeking Solitude on the Social Trail

The Challenges and Benefits of Seeking Solitude on the Social Trail

This friendship is a little different. You've hiked more miles together than days you've known each other, pushed through torrential downpours and blistering heat waves, chaffed and stumbled and

Jul 28, 2018 : Maximilian Armstrong
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

It’s about that time again! Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all around epic photos taken on the Pacific Crest Trail....

Jul 28, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Stories From The Trail Ep. 14: Halfway There with Turnaround

Stories From The Trail Ep. 14: Halfway There with Turnaround

Join our community AND support the show! Grafton Loop Bear Trap at Brink Road Shelter iTunes Spotify Youtube Join our community AND support the

Jul 26, 2018 : Gary Sizer
The Appalachian Trail Needs You (and Your Sweat)

The Appalachian Trail Needs You (and Your Sweat)

Volunteer maintainers are "graying out" and nobody’s replacing them. It took more than 1,600 miles of walking on the Appalachian Trail before it struck me how important volunteers are to...

Jul 26, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week featured photos

Jul 24, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

Each week we showcase our favorite photos from Instagram using the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #PacificCrestTrail. We decided to let the Continental Divide Trail join in on the fun! Use the

Jul 23, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

I want to preface this by saying there are so many amazing thru-hikers. Most of whom would do anything to help you, always have a positive word to say, and...

Jul 16, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #Appalachiantrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #Appalachiantrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week featured photos

Jul 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian