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Bringing Leave-No-Trace to Life Off Trail

Bringing Leave-No-Trace to Life Off Trail

Leave No Trace is a moral code and daily practice for any thru hiker, section hiker, or day hiker. It teaches us to respect the ground we walk on, the plants that...

Sep 17, 2017 : Zoë Symon
The Trouble With Trail Magic

The Trouble With Trail Magic

"A good traveler leaves no footprints"- Lao Tzu Random acts of human kindness breathe life into the Appalachian Trail, marking the long distance hiking experience with an amount generosity that's

Jun 27, 2016 : Mary Beth Skylis
What Does it Mean to be an Ethical Hiker?

What Does it Mean to be an Ethical Hiker?

The AT is crowded. We've heard about it, seen the jammed campsites, and Bury your shit even when you don't have time to dig a hole pre-poop. An ethical hiker never...

May 10, 2016 : The Editors
The Top Eight Regrets of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers – Food for Thought

The Top Eight Regrets of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers – Food for Thought

The opportunity to take six months away from real life to attempt an Appalachian Trail thru-hike is a gift of which most people can only dream.  Open your mind to gain...

Mar 31, 2016 : Clarity
Why Leave No Trace Matters

Why Leave No Trace Matters

Image: leavenotrace.info, Gary Cunningham I can’t believe there is anyone hiking the A.T. who hasn’t heard of “Leave No Trace”--probably the 2nd most overused phrase after “Leave No Trace(™) is

Jun 17, 2015 : Cosmo
Trailpocalypse 2016: The End of the Trail As We Know It?

Trailpocalypse 2016: The End of the Trail As We Know It?

Avast ye hikers!  Broadly speaking, you’re one of four kinds of people. Either you: a) are already deeply ingrained in the hiking culture, as a sectioner, former thru-hiker, or a

Jun 4, 2015 : Poncho
To Trowel or Not To Trowel?

To Trowel or Not To Trowel?

When don't you need a trowel? You won't be digging a cat hole in slot canyons or above tree line because you pack out your own poop like in the...

May 12, 2015 : Carry-On Outdoors
6 Ways to NOT Annoy Your Fellow Hikers

6 Ways to NOT Annoy Your Fellow Hikers

Practice Leave No Trace This one is so obvious that most of you can’t believe it’s even in the list. The only concept pounded into our pre-hike heads more than...

Apr 6, 2015 : Gary Sizer
When HYOH Does NOT Apply [Part 2]

When HYOH Does NOT Apply [Part 2]

The phrase "hike your own hike" has come to be one of the most wide spread and commonly heard catchphrases midst hiker communities. It has also come to represent an...

Jan 9, 2015 : Kenny Howell