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Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Ridgerunners Rest and Relax Each month in addition to their regularly scheduled duties, ridgerunners also get treated to some well deserved R&R. This July, Jim Fetig of ATC Headquarters invited

Aug 6, 2019 : Gary Sizer
50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

50-Year-Old Pot of Money Supporting AT Could Disappear

If you love the Appalachian Trail (AT), there is an important and time-sensitive story you need to know about before September of this year. Really, if you love any trail, national...

May 29, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Who wants some birthday cake? (If you’re currently hiking a trail, that’s a definite yes). This year, 2018, is the 50th birthday of the National Trails System Act and the 50th...

May 13, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Thank You, Appalachian Trail

Thank You, Appalachian Trail

Katahdin Was Never The End   I finished my hike backtracking from Katahdin after concerns over my many injuries began to fuel doubts I’d finish before the park closed. The...

Oct 24, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
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 ATC, written by Jim Fetig.  The facts are indisputable. The number of thru-hikers has been increasing for decades. Mass media events such...

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

How You Can Help Protect the Appalachian Trail

Ten things you can do to help keep the Appalachian Trail experience a positive experience.

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 get the reference (or your parents will). Last summer in this space I wrote about the increasing number of hikers...

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