Appalachian Trail 2015

Appalachian Trail 2015

This page is dedicated to all those who plan to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2015.  Information includes a list of 2015 AT blogsthru-hiker marketplacegear lists, and more. If there is anything that I have overlooked, or that you would like to see included on this page, please e-mail me at

I also suggest to bookmark this page as I will be updating it with more information.

Check out the Appalachian Trail 2013 and Appalachian Trail 2014 pages too.

To stay informed about news surrounding the AT, subscribe to the Appalachian Trials Newsletter.

If you’re thinking of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2015, or will be following closely the thru-hike of a loved one, you should check out Appalachian Trials.  It’s the only resource to help hikers with the mental/emotional portion of thru-hiking the AT – the most difficult aspect of the trail.

List of 2015 Appalachian Trail Blogs / Websites

If you are planning on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2015 and would like your blog included on this list, please e-mail me at theGoodBadgergmailcom.

– Check out the Appalachian Trials Bloggers

2,180 Miles in Our Boots

5 Million Steps with Katie

Appalachian Austrians

Appalachian Wanderlust

AT 2015

AT for 2

AT with Roxy and Me

Aussie Legs

Auto Draft’s Thru-Hike

Before It Is To Late

The Bus Question

Can’t Paint a Burning House

Countdown to Katahdin

David and Jenn’s Thru-Hike

Dirty Rotten Liar’s Dirty Rotten Thru-Hike

EVG Hikes

Expedition Chris

Foolish Questions

From the Gap

The Gillian Life

JC Hikes the AT


The Known Road


Hiker Family

Mars and Buddy Hike the AT

Marwi on the Trail

Midwest Thunder

Ministry of Happiness

More Chocolate is Needed

My Mileage May Vary

Nick Wagers’ Blog

On the Road

Our Walk in the Woods

Rabbit Stick Chronicles

Red Pack Walking

Richard Knight’s AT Blog

Sixties on the AT

Southbound |

Spooner’s 2015 AT Hike

TG and the Trail

Thru-Hiking Vegan


Two Hands Walking

Two Hippies in a Tent

Van Nomads

Vegan on the AT

– Wolfgang & Silva`s AT thru hike

You Enjoy My Hike

Thru-Hiker Partner Marketplace

Either leave a comment at the bottom of this page or Tweet with the hashtag “#AT2015” to be listed below.

Also check out the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Class of 2015 Facebook Page to find others who are leaving the same time as you!

More about the Appalachian Trail

– The Best Towns to Send Mail Drops on the Appalachian Trail

– How many mail drops should you send on the Appalachian Trail?

– How old is too old to hike the Appalachian Trail?

– How to keep your iPhone charged on the Appalachian Trail

– Lyme Disease on the Appalachian Trail

– Pre-Appalachian Trail Anxiety

– My Appalachian Trail Gear List

– A Suggested Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Gear List

– Grandma Gatewood’s Walk

– Appalachian Trail Angels and Trail Magic

– The Virginia Blues

– Dealing With Challenges on the Trail

– Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a dog

– Warning Signs that You Might Be Hiker Trash

– Hiking the Appalachian Trail Alone

– 5 Inspirational Appalachian Trail Videos

– 28 Damn Good Reasons to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

– The 5 Most Common Injuries on the Appalachian Trail – And How to Avoid Them

– 6 Advantages of Being A Section Hiker

– SOBO vs. NOBO Thru Hikers: The Tiny Differences & The Immense Similarities

– 10 Tips on How To Stay Warm While Winter Backpacking

– The 5 Most Common Injuries on the Appalachian Trail – And How to Avoid Them

– How to Make Your Own Stove

– A Deeper Look Into Mountain Crossings: Outfitter, Hostel, New Best Friend

– The Youngest Thru-Hiker: 5-Year-Old Buddy Backpacker

– 13 Reasons Why You Should Take Time Off Of College to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

Eating Gluten Free on the Appalachian Trail

Recommended Books

– Appalachian Trials

– AWOL’s AT Guide (2015 version not available yet)

– A Walk in the Woods

– How to Hike the AT

(Non AT related)

– A New Earth (Audiobook)

Appalachian Trail Hostels

(From South to North)

– The Blueberry Patch in Hiawassee, GA

– Serenity Chalet (two miles out of the NOC)

– Aquone Hostel in Nantahala Forest, NC

– The Cabin in the Woods at Stecoah Gap, NC 143

– Standing Bear Farm at Green Corner Rd, TN

– Elmer’s Sunnybank Inn in Hot Springs, NC

– Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel in Erwin, TN

Mountain Harbour B&B in Roan Mountain, TN

– Woodshole Hostel at Sugar Run Gap, VA

– Bears Den Hostel & Trail Center in Bears Den Rocks, VA

– Brook Falls Farm, in Middleville, NJ

– Green Mountain House in Manchester Center, VT

– White Mountain Lodge & Hostel in Gorham, NH

E-mail me at [email protected] to be listed here (please include a link to your hostel)

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Gear

This section is dedicated to helping you find the right gear including tips on how to save money.

Check out the template Appalachian Trail thru-hiker gear list.  We also have a host of articles full of great gear advice.

Steep and Cheap offers the best discounts.

The Clymb also has some awesome daily gear deals.

If you live near an REI, definitely check out their Garage Sales.  You won’t find better deals anywhere.

*NOTE* REI has implemented a one-year return rule on all items.  Still a terrific store, which I shop at almost exclusively, but something to consider for those who shop purely for the terms of service.

Stay in the Know

Join the Good Badger Facebook Page (the author)Appalachian Trials Facebook Page (the book) and the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Class of 2015 Facebook Page (your community) to stay current on any updates to this page and all other things dealing with the 2015 Appalachian Trail.  If there’s anything else you’d like to see on this page, let me know!  We can make it happen.

And this is awesome…


Green Tunnel from Kevin Gallagher on Vimeo.

What else would you like to see on this page? Let me know by dropping me a note at theGoodBadgergmailcom.

Comments 7

  • Luke : Feb 15th

    Starting NOBO March 18 at Amicalola Falls:

    • Artie : Feb 8th

      We deilintefy need more smart people like you around.

  • DRew : Apr 17th

    Check out this short documentary of the Shenandoah Valley I made with a couple of friends.

  • phil shipley : Mar 20th

    looking for partners male or female leaving springer june 3


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