appalachian trail thru-hikers

Examining the Thru-Hiker Dropout Rate: Survey Results

Examining the Thru-Hiker Dropout Rate: Survey Results

Ever since Zach Davis wrote Appalachian Trials and started the blog that became The Trek, our purpose has been to help long-distance backpackers reach their goals. In the past, our surveys have

Aug 23, 2017 : Mariposa
Jumping onto the AT @ ROCKFISH GAP

Jumping onto the AT @ ROCKFISH GAP

It is hard to argue that the Shenandoah National Park offers one of the most scenic and breathtaking views of most all of the Appalachian Trail. This morning was no...

May 11, 2016 : Mike Paschal
21 Thru-Hikers Share How the Appalachian Trail Has Changed Their Lives

21 Thru-Hikers Share How the Appalachian Trail Has Changed Their Lives

How does thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail change a person? It's a good question. Undoubtedly, someone who enters into the woods for a half year will be different from the person who emerges

Oct 16, 2014 : Zach