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Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Today's show brings us our final wildcard episode.  Given the timing of this episode, near the end of our correspondents' journeys, there's a lot of reflection on the miles in...

Nov 11, 2019 : Zach
Thru-Hikers: Are We Selfish?

Thru-Hikers: Are We Selfish?

Thru-Hiker explores selfish motives of PCT attempt.

Nov 9, 2019 : Shannon Quadres
Manhattan’s Before-and-After AT Gear: Day 1 Vs. 149

Manhattan’s Before-and-After AT Gear: Day 1 Vs. 149

On my 2019 Appalachian thru-hike, I had a mix of thrifted, hand-me-down, and new (mid-range) gear. The choices were dependent on size, style, and whether or not I was willing...

Nov 7, 2019 : Katharine “Manhattan” Rudzitis
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

As the Appalachian Trail moves north through New England, the sections get steadily longer—and so do the climbs. Stretching 150 miles between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Vermont beckons with

Nov 7, 2019 : Kelly Floro
The Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking of 2019

The Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking of 2019

We've established the best thru-hiking homes (tents!), how to carry them (packs!) and now it's time to choose your bed (sleeping bag) for the next five to six months of...

Nov 6, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
PCT Gear Review: What I Picked, Switched, and Ditched

PCT Gear Review: What I Picked, Switched, and Ditched

It’s been almost a month since I finished the Pacific Crest Trail, and I still haven’t been able to unpack how I really feel about my journey from Mexico to...

Nov 5, 2019 : Elise Ott
Walk the Distance App: A Virtual Tour of the AT Fueled by Your Steps

Walk the Distance App: A Virtual Tour of the AT Fueled by Your Steps

Many people try to stay active in their day-to-day lives. When I am not thru-hiking or spending my summers active and adventuring, I find it easy to fall into a...

Nov 5, 2019 : Julia Sheehan
International Inspiration: 5 Thru-Hikes on the Global Bucket List

International Inspiration: 5 Thru-Hikes on the Global Bucket List

Combining a passion for thru-hiking with the intrigue of international travel is not as elusive as it seems. Whether it's a guiding trip along the Rim of Africa, or a...

Nov 4, 2019 : Katie Kommer
How to Finish the Appalachian Trail in 12 Easy Steps

How to Finish the Appalachian Trail in 12 Easy Steps

Step 1: Pull a Muscle and Hike 464.8 Miles with Said Injury Definitely get an injury. The Appalachian Trail is easy-peasy so you definitely need to beef things up. Add...

Nov 3, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
Here’s How 5 Thru-Hikers Figured Out Their Lives After The Trail

Here’s How 5 Thru-Hikers Figured Out Their Lives After The Trail

The gear, permits, finances—not to mention the thru-hike itself—are enough to think about when you decide to attempt a long-distance trek. In fact, it's so much that often the "what...

Oct 31, 2019 : The Editors