hiker trash

3 Topics Every Thru Hiker Can’t Stop Talking About

3 Topics Every Thru Hiker Can’t Stop Talking About

When you remove yourself from society and throw yourself in the wilderness for 6 months or so to attempt a thru hike, a lot goes out the window. This includes:...

May 10, 2017 : Stubbs
Part 1: Learning to Walk the Walk

Part 1: Learning to Walk the Walk

Hey friends! Sorry we haven’t blogged in two weeks! The cell phone service hasn’t aligned too well with our desire to keep you updated on our trip. We're going to...

Mar 14, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Hiker Trash Stories Vol. II

Hiker Trash Stories Vol. II

If Instagram is to be believed, thru-hiking is six months of triumphant peak bagging and sun-drenched selfies next to state-line signs. Except when it's not. Thru-hiking is also eating a hot...

Jan 4, 2017 : The Editors
The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

Just to get this off the table, this isn’t an article about budgeting before hitting the trail. I would be absolutely horrible in providing such advice since I invest a...

Dec 6, 2016 : Stubbs
10 Values of Hiker Trash Culture

10 Values of Hiker Trash Culture

For those of us that consider ourselves hiker trash we use the term with pride, as a statement of our beliefs and a testament to the miles we have under...

Oct 4, 2016 : Sprout
Week Two: A Horse with No Name

Week Two: A Horse with No Name

  Week 2: Julian to Idyllwild The Anza-Borrega region is bleeding into the Mojave area now, and we are turning into desert animals.  Our days have turned to dusty walks along...

Apr 23, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
N.C. Border to Fontana Dam

N.C. Border to Fontana Dam

This week I hiked from the GA/N.C. border to Fontana Dam, N.C., miles 78- 165. I'm writing this post from the front porch of the general store here. I just...

Apr 21, 2016 : Ben Pugliese
Han Shan and Hiker Trash

Han Shan and Hiker Trash

April is National Poetry Month, a fact I mention here only so much as poetry has been an inspiration and activity related to my hiking. Poetry, and the example of...

Apr 7, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
My Indoorsy Friends Reactions To Thru Hiking

My Indoorsy Friends Reactions To Thru Hiking

The reactions I've received from loved ones regarding thru hiking the Appalachian Trail have been quite hilarious. Their thoughts and concerns are not taken lightly, but I can't help but...

Nov 11, 2015 : Ashley Schellhase
19 Disgusting, Degrading, and/or Hilarious Real-Life Hiker Trash Stories

19 Disgusting, Degrading, and/or Hilarious Real-Life Hiker Trash Stories

The astounding number of responses to our hiker trash request fell entirely into two categories: Sleeping somewhere inappropriate, or eating something revolting. We’ll look into the scientific

Oct 21, 2015 : Maggie Slepian