Thru-Hiking Culture

What’s Virginia Without the Ponies?

What’s Virginia Without the Ponies?

This week on Honey's zero waste thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, she takes us along on some rather rainy hikes. Honey and her tramily officially left Tennessee and entered Virginia,...

Jun 7, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Jennifer Pharr Davis’s 350-Mile Appalachian High Route is a Peak Bagger’s Dream

Jennifer Pharr Davis’s 350-Mile Appalachian High Route is a Peak Bagger’s Dream

So what do 350 miles of “new” trail look like? The Appalachian High Route is unique because a majority of the route follows preexisting trails. When asked how the Appalachian...

Jun 6, 2022 : Anna McKinney
Human Diversity on the AT: an LGBTQ+ experience

Human Diversity on the AT: an LGBTQ+ experience

Love isn’t an island, it’s just across the river in Damascus VA Since it is now June, this means Pride has begun! What started out as a protest movement has...

Jun 5, 2022 : Sonic Boom
Day 60 on the AT: Thoughts Evolve.

Day 60 on the AT: Thoughts Evolve.

Even after 60 days you don’t really get tired of payoff views. This is Blackrock Mountain in the Shenandoah National Park area. June 10 for me is 60 days on...

Jun 5, 2022 : Sonic Boom
Travels with Dadhi: A Dream Reimagined

Travels with Dadhi: A Dream Reimagined

This is a guest post by Eddie "Leaky Boots" Lough. “Leaky Boots, you have to understand that in India, there is no such thing as knives, forks or spoons!” Nitin...

Jun 3, 2022 : Guest Post
Tell Me You’re Hiker Trash Without Actually Telling Me You’re Hiker Trash

Tell Me You’re Hiker Trash Without Actually Telling Me You’re Hiker Trash

Once, while walking through a mountain town in Colorado in the aftermath of my Colorado Trail thru-hike, I saw a guy with long blonde hair wheeling a bike down the...

Jun 2, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Swimming Holes & Snakes: Honey’s Back on Trail!

Swimming Holes & Snakes: Honey’s Back on Trail!

If Honey's Week 7 on the Appalachian Trail doesn't makes you want to lace up your trail shoes and hike, than we don't know what will! After taking a week...

May 31, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
A Week Out and Going Mad!

A Week Out and Going Mad!

I'm going to have to say it has been a journey in itself to prepare for the Appalachian Trail. Between all of the packing and unpacking and repacking of my...

May 26, 2022 : Brit
Are Thru-Hikers Too Entitled?

Are Thru-Hikers Too Entitled?

The sun is setting over an AT shelter crowded with hikers. Some are thru-hikers, while others are out for only a night or two. Everyone begins to quiet down and...

May 26, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Blossom’s AT Flip-Flop Update

Blossom’s AT Flip-Flop Update

Trail Days. Dancing. Big Ascents. Ponies. And of course, hiking. All of these things make an appearance in Anna's (Blossom) second Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Vlog. Blossom updates us 5 miles

May 24, 2022 : Kendra Slagter