AT (The New Era) – WV to PA – Journey Across 2016 – 2021 Week 15

AT (The New Era) – WV to PA – Journey Across 2016 – 2021 Week 15

- Harpers Ferry WV to Fayetteville PA -   There is much rich history associated with Harpers Ferry. A short walk from the Quality Inn to downtown was enjoyed. A...

Jun 16, 2021 : Chad Thome
19 Must-Have Gear Items According to 2021 Thru-Hikers

19 Must-Have Gear Items According to 2021 Thru-Hikers

Outfitting yourself for a thru-hike is hard: no amount of research will let you know for sure which items will work for you when it comes time to actually hit...

Jun 16, 2021 : Kelly Floro
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

The past 12 months have been challenging to say the least, especially for those who opt outside for their recreation. But with people finally able to release themselves from their...

Jun 15, 2021 : Katie Houston
Days 79 through 84 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 79 through 84 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 79 I tossed and turned all night even though I was in a comfy town bed. In the morning, I was annoyed that I had slept badly but was...

Jun 15, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Backpacker Radio 109 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Hayduke

Backpacker Radio 109 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Hayduke

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by the show's third co-host at this point, the real hiking viking.  We do a deep dive...

Jun 15, 2021 : Elise Ott
From Inside a Prickly Shrub

From Inside a Prickly Shrub

My body is scrunched, warped into a pretzel-like configuration in my best attempt to stay cool in the meager shade of a prickly shrub. My back and left arm are...

Jun 15, 2021 : Ava Adoline
Another Day, Another Mountain

Another Day, Another Mountain

Sierra mountains. Everyone always talks about how it is their favorite section. So beautiful. So grandiose. What they don’t tell you is how difficult it is. Don’t let anyone fool...

Jun 15, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Back on Trail for 2.5 Weeks: Delaware Water Gap, PA to Great Barrington, MA

Back on Trail for 2.5 Weeks: Delaware Water Gap, PA to Great Barrington, MA

A summary of the latest portion of my big section hike. Delaware Water Gap, PA to Great Barrington, MA.

Jun 15, 2021 : Sarah Lesiecki
Fontana Dam & The Smokies

Fontana Dam & The Smokies

          FONTANA DAM After I got back on trail from my quick detour to Trail Days, I hiked into Fontana Dam. This was such a fun...

Jun 15, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
AT (The New Era) – Roller Coaster – Journey Across 2016 – 2021 Week 14

AT (The New Era) – Roller Coaster – Journey Across 2016 – 2021 Week 14

- route 522 to Harpers Ferry WV -   Starting at dawn, 2.5 miles was travelled. A fenced area with a newer dual board bridge next to it came into...

Jun 14, 2021 : Chad Thome