interview

How Three Petite Women Dealt with the 2017 PCT High Snow Year

How Three Petite Women Dealt with the 2017 PCT High Snow Year

Despite the prevalence of the HYOH mantra, there is still a lot of pressure on-trail to do a "true thru." Being short means that you have different concerns when thru-hiking...

Jul 31, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Sorry Mom: An Interview with the Parents of Thru Hikers

Sorry Mom: An Interview with the Parents of Thru Hikers

If your son, daughter, grandkid, niece, nephew, or other close family member has revealed to you that they are planning on thru hiking a long trail (and you're beginning to...

Jan 9, 2017 : The Stones
Heroic PCT Thru-Hiker Covers 90 Miles Eating Only McDoubles: Video and Interview

Heroic PCT Thru-Hiker Covers 90 Miles Eating Only McDoubles: Video and Interview

Thru-hikers love a good challenge.  After all, when you spend the better part of a half year walking, finding ways to spice up the steps can do wonders for fending off tedium....

Jan 5, 2017 : Zach
Hiking the 210-Mile John Muir Trail in Less 3.5 Days: An Interview with Andrew Bentz

Hiking the 210-Mile John Muir Trail in Less 3.5 Days: An Interview with Andrew Bentz

The John Muir Trail is 210.4 miles long.  Two years ago, Andrew Bentz set the trail's unsupported FKT (fastest known time) at 3 days, 10 hours, 59 minutes, and 40...

Jul 18, 2016 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Interviews [Part 3]

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Interviews [Part 3]

At this year's Trail Days, Appalachian Trials teamed up with 2015 thru-hiker, Michelle Revoir, to pick the brains of this year's crop of thru-hikers.  We asked our hiker trash friends to share their

Jul 11, 2016 : Zach
Interview With New Hampshire Hikers – Nancy and Charlie Foote

Interview With New Hampshire Hikers – Nancy and Charlie Foote

Hardcore. Dedicated. Goal-oriented. Living in the shadow of Mt Moosilauke. The Appalachian Trail practically runs through their back yard. An AT Hiker Hostel sits across the street from their home.

Jun 27, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Interview with an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

Interview with an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

It's no secret that the Appalachian Trail (AT) survives in large part due to the thousands of hours of labor put in by willing volunteers each year. Yet, there are...

Jan 12, 2016 : Kenny Howell
Connecting with Other Hikers (on things other than gear)

Connecting with Other Hikers (on things other than gear)

Gear lover discretion advised! I don’t consider myself among those who can talk for hours about a particular product or brand. Don’t get me wrong, I know this is important...

Dec 14, 2015 : Lauren Hafley
Interview with Appalachian Trail Speed Record Holder, Scott Jurek [Video]

Interview with Appalachian Trail Speed Record Holder, Scott Jurek [Video]

Last week I had the opportunity of sitting down with Appalachian Trail supported speed record holder, legendary ultramarathon runner, noted vegan, and author, Scott Jurek. During our nearly hour

Oct 17, 2015 : Zach