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Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Have some extra money for splurging? Want to get a small dose of the days of old when you were one with society? It doesn’t have to be all work...

Nov 29, 2016 : Stubbs
How You Can Help Protect the Appalachian Trail

How You Can Help Protect the Appalachian Trail

Ten things you can do to help keep the Appalachian Trail experience a positive experience.

Nov 11, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
The High Country Needs a Hero!

The High Country Needs a Hero!

Wild ponies. Craggy boulders. Sweeping views. Grassy balds fringed by an enchanted spruce-fir forest. Those who have hiked the A.T. in Southwest Virginia never forget it. But right now, the...

Sep 14, 2016 : Guest Post
How the AT Works: Volunteering Safely

How the AT Works: Volunteering Safely

“Aren’t you worried about getting hurt out there?” “What if you break your leg, and lie there for days before anyone finds you?” I hear that a fair amount when...

Aug 3, 2015 : Cosmo
Giving Back: Volunteer for the ATC’s Corridor Stewardship Program

Giving Back: Volunteer for the ATC’s Corridor Stewardship Program

Maintaining the Appalachian Trail requires a ton of work, like painting blazes, creating steps, controlling erosion and building bog boards. But there is work that goes on just out of...

Dec 24, 2014 : Jessica Porter
From Thru-Hiker to Volunteer: How to Give Back

From Thru-Hiker to Volunteer: How to Give Back

Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail makes you very thankful for the volunteers who maintain it. All it takes is a stretch of trail with very full privies and neglected shelters, faded...

Nov 12, 2014 : Jessica Porter