Thru-Hiking Culture

L.L.Bean Employees Complete Relay Hike of Appalachian Trail

L.L.Bean Employees Complete Relay Hike of Appalachian Trail

Since April of this year, 86 L.L. Bean employees, splitting off into 43 teams, have collectively completed all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, spanning all the way from Georgia...

Sep 30, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 27)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 27)

We’re in the thick of September AND summit season! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 27, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Post-Trail Life…. Hospital Edition

Post-Trail Life…. Hospital Edition

Three days after summiting Katahdin and completing my thru-hike, I found myself admitted to a hospital with profound anemia. This came as a surprise, as I felt that I had...

Sep 26, 2018 : Tide Walker
Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

PCT northbounders are ending their trek to Canada! In true PCT fashion, fire closures made things interesting this year and stopped some hikers at Hart's Pass. Regardless, a huge round...

Sep 25, 2018 : Andrea Davis
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken by hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Sep 24, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

I arrived at A.J. Matthews/The Trek. When I asked how his hike was going, Joker told me he’d injured his ankle and spent the last month working at the Stony...

Sep 21, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 13)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sep. 13)

We’re in the thick of September AND summit season! A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Sep 20, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Looking for a Hefty Dose of Nostalgia? Go Backpacking after a Thru-Hike

Looking for a Hefty Dose of Nostalgia? Go Backpacking after a Thru-Hike

I recently went on a lil’ hikey hike with a friend of mine.  Said friend was one of a very small, and very late, SOBO bubble I was a part...

Sep 20, 2018 : Sarah Karner
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

Sep 18, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Stories From The Trail Ep. 17 – O Dog Rollin’ with O’Ree Crittenden

Stories From The Trail Ep. 17 – O Dog Rollin’ with O’Ree Crittenden

In 2016 O'Ree Crittenden set out to hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. This would be enough of a challenge for any of us, but O'Ree attempted this...

Sep 16, 2018 : Gary Sizer