Thru-Hiking Culture

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

Congratulations to all of the incredible 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

Oct 9, 2019 : Rachel S
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 hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. The leaves are changing and fall is finally upon us. Maine is 9,000...

Oct 8, 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 good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Oct 5, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 26 – October 2

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 26 – October 2

Congratulations to all of the incredible 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

Oct 2, 2019 : Rachel S
Giving the Gift of Hiking: Walking with Mom on the Camino Portugues

Giving the Gift of Hiking: Walking with Mom on the Camino Portugues

A month after retiring from a 39-year career with the government, my mom hopped on her first flight overseas to walk 100 miles across Portugal and Spain. She had never...

Oct 2, 2019 : Tide Walker
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 ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Oct 1, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 19 – September 25

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 19 – September 25

Congratulations to all of the incredible 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

Sep 25, 2019 : Rachel S
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 hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. For many hiking NOBO on the Appalachian Trail, their journeys are wrapping up...

Sep 24, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Thru-Hiking with Wildfires: Risk Factors and What You Need to Know

Thru-Hiking with Wildfires: Risk Factors and What You Need to Know

Wildfires can happen anywhere in the country. Here's the info on why fires happen and what you need to know to stay safe.

Sep 23, 2019 : Alex Murphy
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Trends: Examining Gear, Budget, and Resources Over the Past 5 Years

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Trends: Examining Gear, Budget, and Resources Over the Past 5 Years

In 2014, we began conducting annual surveys about AT thru-hikers and attempting thru-hikers. Starting these surveys soon after my own thru-hike has been a really meaningful way for me to...

Sep 20, 2019 : Mariposa