AT 2016

My Most Magical Experience on the AT

My Most Magical Experience on the AT

After completing a flip-flop through-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2016, I can confirm that much of the trail is indeed a "green tunnel" and somewhat lacking in epic views....

Sep 22, 2017 : Janel Healy
It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

Or “We Are. The Class. Of. 2016!” The Hiker Yearbook. It’s that time of year again—decorations are hung, cookies are baking and I’ve watched the classic 1946 Christmas movie, It’s...

Dec 22, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Starting an Appalachian Trail NOBO Thru-Hike in February

Starting an Appalachian Trail NOBO Thru-Hike in February

Day hiking recently on Georgia's Blood Mountain, I spotted a SOBO (southbound) thru hiker. Not surprisingly, he didn't have much to say with the southern terminus fewer than forty miles away....

Nov 5, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
Why I’m Hiking SOBO

Why I’m Hiking SOBO

"You're going to live in your tent for 5+ months?" "There's bears in the woods... aren't you scared?" "You do know people have been killed on the trail..." "You're going...

Oct 24, 2015 : Ashley Schellhase