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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
Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 8/28/17)

Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 8/28/17)

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Aug 28, 2017 : Ben Barrett
7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

The Long Trail is North America’s oldest established long-distance hiking trail. It’s a beauty to behold with many a beaver pond and serene lake, ski slopes with gorgeous views, flowing...

Aug 22, 2017 : Sprout
Don’t worry, I’m alive!

Don’t worry, I’m alive!

My first week on the trail, I met a hiker sketching the surrounding scene in a shelter. She was peering off into the gray rain, sitting quietly to herself, and...

Jul 26, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Hiking for a Cause: PCT 2018 to Empower Girls in Nature

Hiking for a Cause: PCT 2018 to Empower Girls in Nature

In 2016, I launched a soul-searching journey of a lifetime. Now, it's time to repay the universe for the abundance I experienced when I committed to hiking the AT. I'm thrilled to announce...

Jul 25, 2017 : Janel Healy
Back in the Saddle…or Not?

Back in the Saddle…or Not?

The verdict about my knees came in.  The good news is that I don't have any stress fractures.  The bad news is...I don't have any stress fractures. There aren't any...

Jul 8, 2017 : Gail Barrett
The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

Today marks my two-month trailiversarry and, being only 566 miles in, it's safe to say I'm taking my sweet time. Sure I've knocked out a few 20 mile days here...

Jun 13, 2017 : Reptar
Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

As backpacking gear gets lighter and hikers more savvy with their base weight, the pack trend has followed suit... or perhaps led the charge.We sifted through the current offerings—from the biggest

Jun 12, 2017 : The Editors
The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

Hi, folks. It's the Barefoot Hiker. I wanted to update folks on the craziness of this last week. I am finally on the trail.     Getting Started On March...

Apr 5, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

  Hi, everyone. Due to the outpouring of new stories and feedback from the community, I have gone ahead and included as many more fun and interesting trail name stories in...

Mar 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk