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Chinook Trail – Mount Hood to the End in Portland, OR

Chinook Trail – Mount Hood to the End in Portland, OR

The ALDHA-West Gathering was a blast---met lots of great people, ate a bunch of delicious food, and was inspired by the stories of all of the thru-hikers in attendance. However,...

Nov 16, 2018 : Sean Berry
What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Traveling

What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Traveling

I took away a lot of things from my 2016 thru-hike. I have lifelong friends, amazing pictures, an even greater appreciation for the outdoors, and I acquired many life skills...

Oct 13, 2018 : Shay Hunter
ATTN Podcast: Trail Stories Worth Attention

ATTN Podcast: Trail Stories Worth Attention

This podcast explores themes that identify the Appalachian Trail (AT) as a form of economic development. The AT not only fuels the desires of those who tackle the trek, but...

Oct 1, 2018 : Kayla Carter
When a Thru-Hiker Meets a Hurricane

When a Thru-Hiker Meets a Hurricane

As I was on trail for a consecutive 74 days, it's been hard coming to terms with getting off trail. I was with Dreamer and Sun Chaser when we got...

Sep 17, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

On the list of displaced people from Florence, it is unlikely that Appalachian Trail thru-hiker might pop up. Yet, we are here. The trail, our home, is closed. We are...

Sep 16, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Rocksylvania, you're more like Rainsylvania. Pennsylvania had been looming in the future of this historic trail, having a reputation for being the most challenging state for many reasons. As

Aug 6, 2018 : Christopher Keys
A day on the Appalachian Trail

A day on the Appalachian Trail

The best mornings are when I wake up in my tent after a night without my rain fly. I can see birds fly in the canopied trees above my sleeping...

Jul 30, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Behind Trail Names: Average Joe or Super Hero?

Behind Trail Names: Average Joe or Super Hero?

I don't reckon I'll ever get comfortable hearing, "Oh, I heard about you" after introducing myself, but strangely enough switching out my very average given name, the name I've answered...

Jul 23, 2018 : Rachel Poole
Top Footwear of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

Top Footwear of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

I should start with an apology for the long delay in writing this post. We typically try to get the survey results out before the next class of thru-hikers begins,...

Jul 23, 2018 : Mariposa
Sunrise, Ice Cream, Swimming: Two Days on Trail

Sunrise, Ice Cream, Swimming: Two Days on Trail

Hiking the AT can be tough. Ya know, living out in the woods with minimal responsibilities and not much to do each day but walk. Thought I would share what...

Jul 21, 2018 : Christopher Keys