female thru-hikers

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 Niki Rellon is the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail with a prosthetic leg. Niki Rellon Niki Rellon, known by her trail name "Bionic

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

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

I've noticed a pattern. In my research of parks, mountains, and other places of interest on the Appalachian Trail, I've come across a great deal of names. A great deal of...

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