appalachian trail conservancy

You Can Do Trail Magic, You Just Have to Do it Right

You Can Do Trail Magic, You Just Have to Do it Right

It’s no mystery why hikers in the midst of a grueling long-distance journey love trail magic. Whether you’re having a great day or feeling ground down, hot, cold, tired, or...

Jun 4, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

If you love the Appalachian Trail (AT), there is an important and time-sensitive story you need to know about before September of this year. Really, if you love any trail, national...

May 29, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Who wants some birthday cake? (If you’re currently hiking a trail, that’s a definite yes). This year, 2018, is the 50th birthday of the national scenic trails. This special designation...

May 13, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Important Safety Tips for Hiking with Little Kids

Important Safety Tips for Hiking with Little Kids

I'm a big believer in starting children out at a young age in activities. This is so they can mold their lives and decide for themselves what they would truly...

Feb 2, 2016 : Jennifer Williams
Interview with an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

Interview with an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

It's no secret that the Appalachian Trail (AT) survives in large part due to the thousands of hours of labor put in by willing volunteers each year. Yet, there are...

Jan 12, 2016 : Kenny Howell
How the ATC Plans to Sustain the Appalachian Trail

How the ATC Plans to Sustain the Appalachian Trail

Foot traffic on the Appalachian Trail is growing—Since the 1930s when only 5 people reported walking over 2,000 miles, the number of thru-hikers continues to increase steadily. When "A Walk...

Dec 9, 2015 : Ashli Baldwin
Baxter State Park vs. Scott Jurek: The Clash of Commercial Sports and Wilderness Preservation

Baxter State Park vs. Scott Jurek: The Clash of Commercial Sports and Wilderness Preservation

On July 12, Scott Jurek stepped onto the summit of Mount Katahdin and a post on Baxter State Park's Facebook page, Jurek was issued three summonses by a BSP ranger while celebrating his...

Jul 17, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
The Thru-Hiker’s Code of Conduct

The Thru-Hiker’s Code of Conduct

If you take one piece of advice away from this website, let it be this post. Recently, the Baxter State Park Authority issued a letter to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy...

Dec 18, 2014 : Zach
From Thru-Hiker to Volunteer: How to Give Back

From Thru-Hiker to Volunteer: How to Give Back

Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail makes you very thankful for the volunteers who maintain it. All it takes is a stretch of trail with very full privies and neglected shelters, faded...

Nov 12, 2014 : Jessica Porter
7 Reasons to Attend the ATC’s Fourth Annual Fundraiser [And How You Can Win FREE Tickets]

7 Reasons to Attend the ATC’s Fourth Annual Fundraiser [And How You Can Win FREE Tickets]

The following post has been provided by our friends at the Sam Henegar’s “The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy” takes viewers back to before the Trail even existed, highlighting how it...

Sep 30, 2014 : Zach