appalachian trail

Escape the Crowds: Three Incredible Canadian Trails You Can Thru-Hike

Escape the Crowds: Three Incredible Canadian Trails You Can Thru-Hike

Over the past decade, the number of people hiking long-distance trails in the US has surged. Between 2013 and 2017, the number of PCT permits issued has (155% increase in...

May 21, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Meet Maria, a Comforting Angel for Weary Hikers

Meet Maria, a Comforting Angel for Weary Hikers

As I emerged from the woods onto Route 44 outside Salisbury, Conn., drivers and pedestrians squinted and gave me and my pack a wide berth. My clothes were well past...

May 15, 2018 : Evan Johnson
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
Stories From The Trail Ep 11 – Mother’s Day Special: Miss Janet

Stories From The Trail Ep 11 – Mother’s Day Special: Miss Janet

The Appalachian Trail wouldn't be what it is today without Miss Janet. It doesn't take long for a new or aspiring thru-hiker to start hearing her name, and for good...

May 12, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Pox & Puss Episode #68 – Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

Pox & Puss Episode #68 – Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

We continue our Trail Days 2016 interviews with Lucky. Lucky and her boyfriend Little Santa came all the way from hike the Appalachian Trail. Be sure to visit

May 8, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

I'd like to talk with you about the importance of a good night's sleep. The top factor determining what kind of day I'm about to have isn't the forecast (I...

May 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
I Love(d) Not Camping

I Love(d) Not Camping

We arrive at our decisions to thru-hike in all sorts of ways. Some of us get there in a more roundabout manner than others. When I decided in 2015 to...

Apr 27, 2018 : Notebook
Update 7: Days 10-12

Update 7: Days 10-12

In update seven, see my next few days on the Appalachian Trail including miles 90.1 to 109.2. We also took a nero and zero in Franklin, N.C. Now, it’s time...

Apr 18, 2018 : Liz Kidder
Who Dat Hiking?

Who Dat Hiking?

Who's crazy enough to do this? Some of you reading this probably are curious why someone would want to leave the comforts of regular life to go walk in the...

Apr 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Update 6: Days 7-9

Update 6: Days 7-9

I’ve officially made it more than a week and up to mile 90.1 on the Appalachian Trail so far! Check out my newest video to see the recap of the...

Apr 14, 2018 : Liz Kidder