female thru-hikers

T-Minus 10 weeks…

T-Minus 10 weeks…

I realize 10 weeks is still 2.5 months away, but as the end of spring nears and the start of the summer looms, my flight to Seattle will be here...

May 10, 2021 : Janine
One Month Until My Thru-Hike

One Month Until My Thru-Hike

The days are counting down much faster than I imagined they would and here I sit with around 30 days until I hit the Long Trail. In the past few...

May 19, 2019 : Rebecca Sperry
7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Last year, I wrote an article about seven incredibly influential women who hiked the Appalachian Trail. The list was hardly all-inclusive.

Nov 16, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Let's give some recognition to the women - both historic and modern - who turned their backs to the naysayers, put on their best hiking shoes, and climbed over 2,000...

Dec 30, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
How to Survive a Thunderstorm on the Trail

How to Survive a Thunderstorm on the Trail

PCT mile 1076.65. Carson Pass Hwy 88, Northern California, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, late September. After a great lunch outside the ranger station, the rangers on duty warn me about...

Mar 25, 2015 : Viola Murgia
How To Get The Best Trail Name Ever

How To Get The Best Trail Name Ever

When I started my Pacific Crest Trail southbound thru-hike, I didn't have a trail name yet. Though prior to my hike, I had given it some thought. What I definitely didn't...

Mar 9, 2015 : Viola Murgia
How to Hike As a Girl (and Still Be an Object)

How to Hike As a Girl (and Still Be an Object)

Female hikers today are taking endurance to a new level.  Unfortunately, old notions and misogynistic stereotypes are enduring as well.  In the changing world of long distance hiking, stories of...

Nov 14, 2014 : Maggie Wallace
4 Pieces of Advice for Solo Female Thru Hikers

4 Pieces of Advice for Solo Female Thru Hikers

As an associate at REI, thru hiking the AT comes up quite a bit. Customers want to know they’re speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable backpacker. Sometimes a customer is...

Oct 22, 2014 : Carlie Gentry