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Hiker Spotlight with Lyla Harrod: Trans-Continental AT Adventurer

Hiker Spotlight with Lyla Harrod: Trans-Continental AT Adventurer

Here at The Trek, sometimes we can run a bit gear-heavy or focus steadily on the trail beat; that’s why we’ve decided to highlight some of the incredible hikers on...

May 26, 2021 : Katie Houston
ATC to Resume 2000-Miler Program, Says Thru-Hikes Now “Safer”

ATC to Resume 2000-Miler Program, Says Thru-Hikes Now “Safer”

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced on Tuesday that "long-distance hiking on the A.T. is now considered to be a safer activity." The Conservancy will recognize thru-hikers and

May 12, 2021 : Kelly Floro
There Are No Rules on the AT

There Are No Rules on the AT

I’ve recently noticed that I make rules for myself to make my hike “easier.” I would tell myself that I must get halfway through my hiking day before eating lunch...

Apr 28, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
AT Killer James Jordan Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

AT Killer James Jordan Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

James Jordan, the Massachusetts man who killed an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and seriously wounded another in a May 2019 attack, has been ruled not guilty in connection with that case...

Apr 26, 2021 : Kelly Floro
How the Long Trail Restored My Sanity in the Time of Covid

How the Long Trail Restored My Sanity in the Time of Covid

Ever since my successful thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2019, I knew I would find myself hiking another long trail in the future. I made it happen, and...

Apr 9, 2021 : Julia Gladstein
A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. We've listed 120+ places to stay between Georgia and Maine, including a few lodgings...

Mar 22, 2021 : The Editors
What is your tick IQ?

What is your tick IQ?

We've all heard about ticks and Lyme disease, but did you know there are over 16 different diseases ticks in the U.S. carry? If you're the sort who spends long...

Mar 4, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon
Six Things I Learned in Six Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

Six Things I Learned in Six Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

Experience as a LASHER As a Long-ass-section-hiker, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of hiking from Bear Mountain, New York to Grafton Notch, Maine. Over a six week period, I traversed...

Feb 17, 2021 : Heather OConnell
My Journey to Hiking as a Solo Female

My Journey to Hiking as a Solo Female

  The first question I get when I tell people about my thru-hike is "Who are you going with?" The second question is "Are your parents ok with this?" Hiking...

Feb 16, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Appalachian Trail Magic: A Bill Irwin Memory

Appalachian Trail Magic: A Bill Irwin Memory

The following is a guest post by Eddie "Leaky Boots" Lough. Bill Irwin was the first profoundly blind person to complete an unsupported thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. “God, if...

Feb 1, 2021 : Guest Post