trail names

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
A Rose is a Rose is a Gnat Magnet?

A Rose is a Rose is a Gnat Magnet?

Something I’ve been thinking a lot about as I gear up for my thru-hike is what trail name I’m going to use.  I don’t know where or when this custom...

Sep 6, 2016 : Gail Barrett
A Different Kind of Trail Magic – A Fairytale Awaits.

A Different Kind of Trail Magic – A Fairytale Awaits.

Around this time last year - after all the gear had been bought, and all the logistics had been organized (or so I thought), I began to mentally prepare myself...

Mar 3, 2016 : Christina
Hello, My Name Is…

Hello, My Name Is…

As prospective long-distance hikers know—but perhaps not so much our friends and family—one cherished tradition of Appalachian Trail hiking culture is ditching your real name in lieu of a trail...

Dec 5, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Follow Frost in ‘The Long Start to the Journey’

Follow Frost in ‘The Long Start to the Journey’

THE AT MOVIE called "THE LONG START TO THE JOURNEY" "The best way out is always through," —Robert Frost Much more intimate than most other films centered around the Appalachian...

Nov 24, 2015 : Kayla Carter
How To Get The Best Trail Name Ever

How To Get The Best Trail Name Ever

When I started my Pacific Crest Trail southbound thru-hike, I didn't have a trail name yet. Though prior to my hike, I had given it some thought. What I definitely didn't...

Mar 9, 2015 : Viola Murgia
What are the most popular trail names?

What are the most popular trail names?

My fiancée Little Spoon crunches numbers for breakfast.  Some of you may know this; others may be horrified that this proclivity exists in any human being.  In either event, I...

Aug 19, 2014 : Maggie Wallace