My Food Bag Shakedown

My Food Bag Shakedown

I plan to thru-hike the AT in 2018. I am a novice hiker and decided it would be smart complete a shakedown of my gear and food choices. From October...

Oct 14, 2017 : Cindy Stewart
Let the Countdown Commence!

Let the Countdown Commence!

It is 6 months (ish) until I set foot on the Appalachian Trail to attempt a NOBO thru hike!  As I write this from my apartment, 7500 miles away from the...

Oct 13, 2017 : Caitlin Williams
Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

My name is Rachel and I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail solo northbound in 2018. I am a 22 year old recent college graduate with no idea what the future...

Oct 13, 2017 : Rachel Meltzer
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. Each...

Oct 13, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
Journals from the Hundred Mile Wilderness – Night Two

Journals from the Hundred Mile Wilderness – Night Two

The following are excerpts straight from my journal as Shaaades and I, two run down North Bounders, trudged through the last Hundred Mile section before Mt. Katahdin. In these journals...

Oct 13, 2017 : Lil Wayne
Journals From The Hundred-Mile Wilderness – Night One

Journals From The Hundred-Mile Wilderness – Night One

The following are excerpts straight from my journal as Shaaades and I, two run down North Bounders, trudged through the last Hundred Mile section before Mt. Katahdin. In these journals...

Oct 13, 2017 : Lil Wayne
On Finishing

On Finishing

We did it! We hiked 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine. Remember that time when two people who never backpacked before and really had no idea what they were doing...

Oct 12, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Okay, You’re Injured. Now What?

Okay, You’re Injured. Now What?

L​et's stop sugarcoating this and say it like it is: injuries suck. Whether you're suffering from a minor sprain or a torn ACL, recovery time can seem to drag on....

Oct 11, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
How Hiking is Like a Meditation Retreat (And How It’s Not)

How Hiking is Like a Meditation Retreat (And How It’s Not)

I just got back from a profound and excruciating 10-day silent retreat hosted by the 2016 Appalachian Trail flip-flop through-hike was surprisingly similar to the meditation retreat. So, I

Oct 11, 2017 : Janel Healy
Best Hostel Meals on the Appalachian Trail

Best Hostel Meals on the Appalachian Trail

If you ask any hiker, there is always one topic that is constantly on our minds: food. When am I going to eat next? What food will I eat? How much...

Oct 11, 2017 : Emily