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Future AT Thru-Hikers: Please Register Your Hike

Future AT Thru-Hikers: Please Register Your Hike

The following guest post is courtesy of the the During hiking season, shelter sites near the starting point have limited capacity.  Once that capacity is exceeded, the crowding quickly damages

Feb 5, 2017 : Zach
How You Can Help Protect the Appalachian Trail

How You Can Help Protect the Appalachian Trail

In a recent Donate to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The ATC has already expressed concerns about their future funding - let’s show them how much we appreciate the work they...

Nov 11, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
The Trouble With Trail Magic

The Trouble With Trail Magic

"A good traveler leaves no footprints"- Lao Tzu Random acts of human kindness breathe life into the Appalachian Trail, marking the long distance hiking experience with an amount generosity that's

Jun 27, 2016 : Mary Beth Skylis
How Crowded is the Appalachian Trail Really?

How Crowded is the Appalachian Trail Really?

How crowded is the Appalachian Trail really? Keeping in mind only 50% of thru-hikers start their journeys at Amicalola Falls State Park, the data below was gathered from the archives...

Apr 21, 2016 : Clarity
What the Appalachian Trail Will Look Like in 2025

What the Appalachian Trail Will Look Like in 2025

In the Year 2525 ….well actually 2025, hopefully some will Let's Hike! Photo, openjourney.com From ATC, there’s data that indicates about a 45% increase of long-distance hikers since 2007

Mar 14, 2016 : Cosmo
Interview with an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

Interview with an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

It's no secret that the Appalachian Trail (AT) survives in large part due to the thousands of hours of labor put in by willing volunteers each year. Yet, there are...

Jan 12, 2016 : Kenny Howell
Checkpoints and Celebrations

Checkpoints and Celebrations

Firestarter and I packed out a special just-out-of-town feast, a celebration for the celebrations to come: drumsticks, corn, and beer. We grilled it all up at the Molly Denton Shelter...

Jun 29, 2015 : David
2014 Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker Stats Are In and They Are Surprising

2014 Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker Stats Are In and They Are Surprising

Today report from the Baxter State Park Association indications led this hiker to believe the SOBOs were creating some serious havoc, but with the numbers reported as low as they...

Jan 27, 2015 : Jeff Vreeland
Giving Back: Volunteer for the ATC’s Corridor Stewardship Program

Giving Back: Volunteer for the ATC’s Corridor Stewardship Program

It’s obvious that maintaining the Appalachian Trail requires a ton of work, like painting blazes, creating steps, controlling erosion and building bog boards. However, that’s just part of it. There

Dec 24, 2014 : Jessica Porter
The Thru-Hiker’s Code of Conduct

The Thru-Hiker’s Code of Conduct

If you take one piece of advice away from this website, let it be this post. Recently, the Baxter State Park Authority issued a letter to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy...

Dec 18, 2014 : Zach