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What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

Many hikers earn unique trail names while hiking. These can be funny names; Bear for having a loud snore or hearty appetite. Others stick when a person does something quirky or...

Mar 20, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Two Halves of a Whole Idiot

Two Halves of a Whole Idiot

Bryson said it best "hiking was a tiring, dirty, pointless slog between distantly spaced comfort zones." And I found it's much harder to find someone to thru hike than I...

Dec 1, 2015 : Kimmy Morris
Being Excellent Always Requires Diligence: 15 Incredible Appalachian Trail Beards

Being Excellent Always Requires Diligence: 15 Incredible Appalachian Trail Beards

When I began hiking the Appalachian Trail I thought I wanted to go on the adventure of a lifetime. . . In reality I only ended up hiking the Appalachian...

Jan 30, 2015 : Zachsquatch
A Scientific Explanation of Hiker Trash (in 25 Images)

A Scientific Explanation of Hiker Trash (in 25 Images)

New studies have taken aim at uncovering one of America's most unknown and exotic subcultures, commonly referred to as "Hiker Trash". With the wave of long distance hiking themed Hollywood

Jan 28, 2015 : Carlie Gentry
How Not to Hike the Appalachian Trail: a Style Guide

How Not to Hike the Appalachian Trail: a Style Guide

Shoutout to Ben Grelle, better known as "style guide" (complete with better, funnier captions) on his website, or view shameless plug for BECA) I had no idea it would turn into...

Jan 21, 2015 : Erin Tate
8 Questions You SHOULD Ask a Thru-Hiker

8 Questions You SHOULD Ask a Thru-Hiker

Every year, about 500 people complete the Appalachian Trail (source: Appalachian Trail Conservancy).  That’s smaller than the average US middle school (source: 7 questions you will have to answer

Dec 9, 2014 : Maggie Wallace
12 Unnecessary (& Hilarious) Backpacking & Camping Gear

12 Unnecessary (& Hilarious) Backpacking & Camping Gear

As the gear aficionado, most of my posts focus around essential gear items, gear reviews, and gear tips. I thought I would switch things up a bit this week on...

May 30, 2014 : Madison Dragna