female thru-hikers

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
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