appalachian trail

36 Hours at The Lookout

36 Hours at The Lookout

With the final member of last night’s shelter crew gone I began thinking about what I would do on my first trail zero. I recalled a fellow SOBO sweeping the...

Aug 16, 2021 : Shuping Liu
Starting SOBO, sort of.

Starting SOBO, sort of.

Hello! My name is Shuping but most on the trail call me Mr. Clean (I’ll get to that later).  I applied to be a blogger a week before my start...

Aug 10, 2021 : Shuping Liu
To Be Seen: Life as a Nonbinary Hiker

To Be Seen: Life as a Nonbinary Hiker

I’m the second of four kids. I grew up on a backlot of a rural road in Connecticut and spent my summers chasing frogs up and down the creek in...

Jun 29, 2021 : Aubri Drake
Stratton Area Hostel Set to Reopen

Stratton Area Hostel Set to Reopen

The Maine Roadhouse has been renovated and freshly painted with updated flooring and fixtures in an industrial chic/farmhouse style. The bunkhouse features 16 bunks each with 10” mattresses (linens included),...

Jun 22, 2021 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

The AT criss crosses the NC/TN border for miiiiilessssss. And ya know, the days are flying by out here. It’s weird, collectively they are flying by, but the days themselves...

Jun 4, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Tramily=Trail+Family

Tramily=Trail+Family

Early Days We are relatively late starters in the season, which means we are kinda hustling to get up to Mama K before October 15th. Plus side to late-season means...

May 30, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Second Week Becomes First Week

Second Week Becomes First Week

  Suches Life... such is life. “Accept where I am and go from there.” Before I started this trek, I thought I already knew myself deeply. I knew that I...

Apr 2, 2021 : Darlene M
The Countdown to Springer: Four Weeks Out

The Countdown to Springer: Four Weeks Out

Hello fellow and future AT hikers! This is my first post for The Trek, and I’ll be honest—it’s taken me a few months to write this. I’ve re-written this post...

Mar 12, 2021 : Kelly B.
Amicalola to Neels Gap

Amicalola to Neels Gap

And so the journey begins on a rainy day in North Georgia as we drive into Amicalola Falls State Park to begin my thru hike of the Appalachian trail. After...

Mar 4, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
You’re gonna do what?

You’re gonna do what?

So why thru-hike the AT (or any long trail for that matter)? In this post, I'll share the reasons I am attempting a 2021 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I'm...

Feb 7, 2021 : Steve Monaco