appalachian trail

Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

This article is for anyone who didn’t make it. Not to the final mile on Katahdin or Springer, but to mile zero to start such a sought-after journey.

Mar 9, 2020 : Lauren Planas
The Science Behind Trekking Poles

The Science Behind Trekking Poles

A look into the science behind using trekking poles for your Appalachian Trail trip.

Mar 9, 2020 : Jacob Payne
Adventure On: Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Setbacks on Trail

Adventure On: Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Setbacks on Trail

I’ve been on the grid, but unplugged for the past 2.5 months. In December, I had to step away from the Appalachian Trail and pause my thru-hike due to circumstances...

Feb 28, 2020 : Allison Olson
What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

The Appalachian Trail Kickoff, or ATKO, is an annual event held in early March. This event has been going on for 18 years, and continues to get better and better...

Feb 25, 2020 : Stacia Bennett
Zombies Don’t Thru-Hike

Zombies Don’t Thru-Hike

The safest place to be during the next ZOMBIE infestation will be on the trail ... because "zombies don't thru-hike".

Feb 9, 2020 : Dudley
The Case for Bear Canisters on the Appalachian Trail

The Case for Bear Canisters on the Appalachian Trail

Incidents of bears obtaining food from AT campsites are increasing. Several campsites in the mid-Atlantic have been closed, and a bear that frequently visited an AT campsite was euthanized in ...

Feb 6, 2020 : Cosmo
It’s Good to Share – Dudley’s AT Vlog

It’s Good to Share – Dudley’s AT Vlog

The VLOG explains what drove an old man from a comfortable retirement to the hard life of an AT Thru-Hiker!

Jan 14, 2020 : Dudley
You Might Be Hiker Trash If…

You Might Be Hiker Trash If…

hiker trash haɪk•r træʃ noun US informal the endearing term used within the hiking community to describe a hiker or group of hikers who have acclimated to a lower standard of living....

Dec 23, 2019 : Melissa
Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Ridgerunners Rest and Relax Each month in addition to their regularly scheduled duties, ridgerunners also get treated to some well deserved R&R. This July, Jim Fetig of ATC Headquarters invited

Aug 6, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Beautifully Ruined: A Life Transformed by Time on the Trail

Beautifully Ruined: A Life Transformed by Time on the Trail

How do you go through a life-changing experience, then slip right back into the life you had before? That’s a confounding question for me. It’s been hanging heavily over my...

Aug 2, 2019 : Joellyn Sargent