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A Letter to the Post-Trail Thru-Hiker

A Letter to the Post-Trail Thru-Hiker

Dear Thru-Hiker, We were heroes. We were the people that your local newspaper writes articles about and people make documentaries and write books about. We stood on the top of...

Oct 16, 2019 : Julia Sheehan
200 Miles Hiking in North Macedonia

200 Miles Hiking in North Macedonia

We chose to cross Europe on foot to discover those countries so close to us that we didn't know much about. North Macedonia is one of them. Located in the...

Oct 15, 2019 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Fall is here, which means hiking season is fading into eating season. For those of us who will be dreaming of warmer trails and longer miles, it can be a...

Oct 11, 2019 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents Episode #19 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents Episode #19 | The Mental Grind

Although a half year backpacking trip is a physical grind, this is not the most challenging part of a thru-hike.  Apologies for sounding like a broken record, but as you...

Oct 11, 2019 : Zach
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Connecticut

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Connecticut

Connecticut is among the shortest sections of the Appalachian Trail. It stretches just 50.1 miles from Hoyt Road on the New York border (mile 1,457.6) to Bear Mountain at the...

Oct 10, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

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

Oct 9, 2019 : Rachel S
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

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

Oct 9, 2019 : Rachel S
[Book Giveaway] “Americana,” Graphic Novel About the PCT

[Book Giveaway] “Americana,” Graphic Novel About the PCT

Luke Healy’s Americana is a graphic memoir chronicling the author’s 2016 thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Through illustrations and interludes of prose, Healy brings to life the everyday joys,

Oct 9, 2019 : Jessica Tinios
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best Instagram hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. The leaves are changing and fall is finally upon us. Maine is 9,000...

Oct 8, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Backpacker Radio #48: Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

Backpacker Radio #48: Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by our pal Jeff Garmire, aka Legend. We catch up on all of his trail...

Oct 8, 2019 : Zach