How to Be a Better Trail Angel

How to Be a Better Trail Angel

So you’re interested in being a trail angel?  Good for you! Maybe you’ve hiked a long trail and want to give back to the hiking community.  Maybe you’ve just realized...

Oct 23, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Peakbagging the Lesser Adirondacks

Peakbagging the Lesser Adirondacks

The Appalachian Trail was first thru-hiked in 1948 by Earl Shaffer, and since then, more than 15,000 people have traversed its entire length. It's the best-known long trail in America....

Oct 23, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
A Day in the Life of a Long-Distance Hiker

A Day in the Life of a Long-Distance Hiker

Life on the trail is very different from the real world. It’s hard to share every day and moment, but for those of you wondering, here is a rough sketch...

Oct 22, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
How Grand Staircase Made Me a Thru-Hiker

How Grand Staircase Made Me a Thru-Hiker

Growing up, I don’t think my family went camping one single time. I was raised in a more typically Midwestern way, with occasional weekend trips to the mall to buy...

Oct 22, 2018 : Leah King
Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Last weekend Isaac and I went on a quick overnight backcountry trip at Abrams Creek, which is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Abrams Creek Campground is  in Happy...

Oct 22, 2018 : Phoebe
Why I Will Tackle the Appalachian Trail

Why I Will Tackle the Appalachian Trail

In 2019, I intend to spend six months hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. 2,200+ miles. A life-changing event. All that sounds far more grand than the daily reality...

Oct 21, 2018 : Katharine
Taking a Right at Maine Junction

Taking a Right at Maine Junction

In July 2016 I thru-hiked the Long Trail in Vermont. This trail coincides with the AT for about 100 miles from the Vermont---Massachusetts border to a split called Maine Junction....

Oct 21, 2018 : Scott Benerofe
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken by hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Oct 20, 2018 : Andrea Davis
In the Woods, I Know that I Am Safe

In the Woods, I Know that I Am Safe

Sarah Grothjan recently wrote an

Oct 20, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Why I Am Doing a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike

Why I Am Doing a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike

What the heck is a flip-flop? No one who has learned that I’m thru-hiking the AT has been shocked; not in the least bit. In fact, most have wondered what...

Oct 20, 2018 : Christopher Johnson