appalachian trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

Let’s face it: thru-hiker food generally sucks. Food that is cheap, portable, lightweight, and durable enough to last through trail conditions is typically chock-full of preservatives (namely

Jul 20, 2020 : Jordan Bowman
The USA Is Closed!

The USA Is Closed!

The global pandemic hasn’t only forced the closure of the Appalachian Trail, effectively to all non-Americans, it also means the USA is closed too! My Canadian feelings aren’t hurt in...

May 12, 2020 : Dudley
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