technology

What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

  Hi, everyone. Due to the outpouring of new stories and feedback from the community, I have gone ahead and included as many more fun and interesting trail name stories in...

Mar 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
She Went Hiking on the Appalachian Trail and You’re Never Going to Believe What Happened Next…

She Went Hiking on the Appalachian Trail and You’re Never Going to Believe What Happened Next…

…and other click baiting tricks you can live without. Until BuzzFeed created viral quizzes revealing psychological answers to important questions like “What Percent "Star Wars" Fan Are You Based On

Apr 14, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Finding the sweet spot

Finding the sweet spot

There's an ever expanding aspect of thru hiking that has directly connected us to the rest of the real world.  Technology has brought the world to us at the tip of...

Mar 8, 2016 : Dylan Niknot
3 Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking Without My Phone

3 Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking Without My Phone

"You're bringing your phone, right?" It's one of the most common questions a relative, friend, or some combination of the two will ask during 'the talk'--when I explain to them...

Feb 25, 2016 : Ronen Schatsky
11 Gadgets and Apps for Your Thru-Hike

11 Gadgets and Apps for Your Thru-Hike

Gear on the AT is always a topic of conversation among hikers whether they're former, current, or aspiring thru hikers. From sleep systems to sock brands there's something out there...

Nov 29, 2015 : Reptar
Techno-withdrawal

Techno-withdrawal

One of the most challenging things for me while hiking will almost-definitely-maybe be the lack of readily available technological perks. I mean, I was just sitting here wondering which movies...

Sep 28, 2015 : Victoria Ketteringham
3 Worthwhile Gadgets for Backpackers

3 Worthwhile Gadgets for Backpackers

Some people begin their Appalachian Trail journey intending “to have a digital detox” or “to replace staring at screens with staring at stars”. Other hikers prefer to find a balance...

Nov 25, 2014 : Bennett Travers