music

10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

Preparing for a thru-hike is a lot of work. For the last few months, I’ve been planning resupplies, training, both mentally and physically, and buying and testing out gear. It’s...

Jan 12, 2018 : Taylor Key
A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

Have you ever been in the centre of a debate regarding music on the trail? I'm not talking about someone blasting speakers and disturbing the peace, I'm talking about hiking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Amber Redfield
Digital media on the trail, part 1

Digital media on the trail, part 1

Bored-nothing to do: 9 subscriptions to consider So you’ve made the leap - you’re thru-hiking (or maybe you’re hiking a section). The call of the wild and the woods was...

Mar 24, 2017 : Aubri Drake
Live Music On The AT. It’s Worth The Weight

Live Music On The AT. It’s Worth The Weight

While so many thru-hikers are obsessing over minimalist strategies to lighten their loads, others are saying "fuck it, I'm bringing my guitar!" This write up is an ode to my...

Aug 25, 2016 : Josh Lichti
Making the Perfect Playlist for Your Thru-Hike

Making the Perfect Playlist for Your Thru-Hike

T-minus: 65 days As much as I want to connect with nature and enjoy the silence that can be found deep in the woods during my hike, I know that there...

Mar 6, 2016 : Colleen Goldhorn
A Spotify Music Challenge: Issued

A Spotify Music Challenge: Issued

  When I was halfway up Half Dome last summer, I seriously considered the idea that I might die. It looks almost vertical, doesn't it? IT IS. The Yosemite National Park...

Jan 20, 2016 : Nichole Young
This. Sick. Beat.

This. Sick. Beat.

Why I have decided to hike with music Recently I have been wrestling with the idea of not taking my beloved iPod classic on my thru hike this spring. I...

Nov 25, 2015 : Lisa Maher
This. Sick. Beat.

This. Sick. Beat.

Why I have decided to hike with music Recently I have been wrestling with the idea of not taking my beloved iPod classic on my thru hike this spring. I...

Nov 21, 2015 : Lisa Maher
Music Vs. Nature: What We Want to Hear & Why

Music Vs. Nature: What We Want to Hear & Why

As a species, humans tend to be visual. A researcher in Emory University's Ophthalmology Department put the matter to me recently this way: “The eyeball is the part of the...

Sep 24, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
Gear List: The Top 15 Albums for My Thru-Hike

Gear List: The Top 15 Albums for My Thru-Hike

Music on the Appalachian Trail I have twenty-two more days until I take a selfie on Springer Mountain. Twenty-two more days to test my gear, unpack and repack my backpack, Lou Bagga, like...

Feb 16, 2015 : Michelle Hand