Appalachian Trials

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our Upper Goose Pond Cabin that are free to stay and if planned right, could be a great day off in the woods. In our entire 200+ days on...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

When it comes to thru-hiking, it's absolutely imperative that everyone follows the rules (not guidelines) set by you. Here's a few tips to help you get started helping other hikers...

Jun 1, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
Day 17…The Four Pines Hostel (Not for the Faint of Heart)

Day 17…The Four Pines Hostel (Not for the Faint of Heart)

This post could be about the Dragon's Tooth, a great stone monolith that spirals up into the sky and from which there are said to be magnificent views. We climbed it...

May 14, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Gratitude and Goals

Gratitude and Goals

     Some people dream of houses, cars, and a life of extravagance. I am not one of them. I dream of living in a place with no plumbing, where...

Feb 28, 2017 : Adam Ryan
An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

A Small Introduction: Letting It All Out I was selected to be a blogger for Appalachian Trials, now the Trek, over three months ago and figure it's time for an...

Feb 6, 2017 : Kristin
Appalachian Trials is Now The Trek

Appalachian Trials is Now The Trek

You just landed at theTrek.co, but your intended destination was AppalachianTrials.com. What in the Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going on? This is not a mistake. Welcome to your new home for...

Dec 3, 2016 : Zach
Transportation Along the AT: The Section Hiker’s Dilemma

Transportation Along the AT: The Section Hiker’s Dilemma

Over the past 3 years, I've section hiked more than three-quarters of the Appalachian Trail, stretching from Monson, ME down to Hot Springs, NC. Through section hiking, by necessity, I've...

Nov 25, 2016 : Aubri Drake
Welcome to the 80%

Welcome to the 80%

Okay, so you set out on a thru hike, didn’t finish, and you are now part of the statistics. Welcome to the 80% my friend. While it’s true that only...

Nov 23, 2016 : Colleen Goldhorn
THRUHIKE: A Photographic Journey on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)

THRUHIKE: A Photographic Journey on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)

About Max "Bear Bag" Mishkin and Mishkin Photography In 2014, I quit my job. I had worked in political and legal organizing for a few years and I had planned...

Nov 6, 2016 : Max Mishkin