Appalachian Trail Trail Name

Stories from the Trail #9 – Starting a Thru-Hike Tomorrow

Stories from the Trail #9 – Starting a Thru-Hike Tomorrow

If you were starting the Appalachian Trail tomorrow, what questions would you have? New AT hiker Chris Clevenger called the show the day before hitting the approach trail. He's been...

Apr 10, 2018 : Gary Sizer
What’s in a (trail) name??

What’s in a (trail) name??

Apparently, it is part of the "hiking culture" to have a trail name. It is a nickname that is bequeathed to you by your hiking comrades, usually after you pull some stunt...

Jun 17, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
Choosing My Trail Name – The Rest of the Story

Choosing My Trail Name – The Rest of the Story

Why the Trail Name "Red Beard"? In my bio, I imply my trail name, Red Beard, is based on my self image. However, there is more to it than that....

Dec 15, 2016 : Tom Abel