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Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Trends: Examining Gear, Budget, and Resources Over the Past 5 Years

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Trends: Examining Gear, Budget, and Resources Over the Past 5 Years

In 2014, we began conducting annual surveys about AT thru-hikers and attempting thru-hikers. Starting these surveys soon after my own thru-hike has been a really meaningful way for me to...

Sep 20, 2019 : Mariposa
The End: And That’s How You Finish the Goddamn CDT

The End: And That’s How You Finish the Goddamn CDT

I’m holding back tears sitting in the airport writing this up as I wait for my flight. Thinking about how to finish. Thinking over the past few days draws me...

Sep 19, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 12 – September 18

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 12 – September 18

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 18, 2019 : Rachel S
The Best Tents for Thru-Hiking of 2019

The Best Tents for Thru-Hiking of 2019

Choosing a tent for your thru-hike is a big deal, but it's also probably the least stressful house shopping experience you'll have over the course of your lifetime. Enjoy it....

Sep 18, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
[Video] One Wing in the Fire: An AT Trail Angel Documentary

[Video] One Wing in the Fire: An AT Trail Angel Documentary

Rob Bird is what you call a trail angel: Someone who goes out of their way to help hikers along their journey by performing acts of trail magic. He is...

Sep 18, 2019 : Maximilian Armstrong
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Sep 17, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
[Book Giveaway] Color Remote: Bushwhacking the Adirondack Mountains

[Book Giveaway] Color Remote: Bushwhacking the Adirondack Mountains

When I hike in the American West, I casually reach for one of my cameras and take photos pretty much where I'm standing. The West is quite photogenic, and snapping...

Sep 16, 2019 : Erik Schlimmer
Trailboard Top 40: A Playlist for Your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Trailboard Top 40: A Playlist for Your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Whether I was belting out the lyrics, singing them to myself, or some sort of awful duet with my hiking partner Bandanna Ben, The Scientist by Coldplay checked all the...

Sep 12, 2019 : Spencer McKay
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 4 – September 11

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: September 4 – September 11

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 11, 2019 : Rachel S
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 29 – September 11

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 29 – September 11

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 11, 2019 : Rachel S