appalachian trail

Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

There was a dark time before the trail. The glow of a little screen late into the night. An iPhone placed on a table, only to be quickly snatched back...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Wallet AWOL Guidebook pages w/ pencil Chic-A-Fil sauce (better than money on the trail) Eye drops Hand sanitizer Lighter Hometown pride stickers Lucky dime acquired in Manchester

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

It all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple. I just wanted to go for a long walk...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
My Top Five Pieces Of 2017 Thru-Hike Gear

My Top Five Pieces Of 2017 Thru-Hike Gear

It’s so fun seeing this flurry of thru-hike planning happening now on The Trek.  I love to plan and to do research, so I’m having some pleasant, and not-so-pleasant, flashbacks...

Jan 10, 2018 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
An AT Pilgrimage – Not as Easy as it Used to Be, Or is it?

An AT Pilgrimage – Not as Easy as it Used to Be, Or is it?

“Pilgrimage.”  Imagine my surprise when I attended my first church service of 2018 and found that the theme of the year tracks precisely with the tug at my soul. “Readings...

Jan 8, 2018 : Barb Abney
A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

Have you ever been in the centre of a debate regarding music on the trail? I'm not talking about someone blasting speakers and disturbing the peace, I'm talking about hiking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Amber Redfield
Question: Why am I hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Question: Why am I hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Hello, friends! Recently, I have had many people ask the question, "Why are you going to hike the Appalachian Trail?"This question is usually followed by the mention of a couple...

Jan 7, 2018 : Ashley Manning
How to Prepare Your Feet for a Thru-Hike

How to Prepare Your Feet for a Thru-Hike

Hey, Class of 2018! You're probably nervous as hell about your impending through-hike. I know I am, despite (or because of?) the fact that I've through-hiked before. But feeling nervous...

Jan 4, 2018 : Janel Healy
Happy Hiking New Year: 2018 is finally here!

Happy Hiking New Year: 2018 is finally here!

This is THE YEAR I’m awake before dawn on this first day of the new year, filled with anticipation and a slight sense of panic. This is the year I...

Jan 1, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
My AT Camera Gear: From “Fully Loaded” to “Bare Bones”

My AT Camera Gear: From “Fully Loaded” to “Bare Bones”

    There's no doubt that the gear hype among photographers is just as mesmerizing, bottomless, and situational as with backpacking gear. Whether you've taken the traditional or

Dec 31, 2017 : Kelsy Filler