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Why You Should Join Your Local Appalachian Trail Club

Why You Should Join Your Local Appalachian Trail Club

With more than 6,000 volunteers dedicating around 270,000 hours each year, the Appalachian Trail is one of the world’s largest ongoing volunteer projects. Volunteers touch every aspect of what makes

Apr 18, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Appalachian Trail State Profile: North Carolina / Tennessee

Appalachian Trail State Profile: North Carolina / Tennessee

After leaving Georgia at Bly Gap (mile 78), the Appalachian Trail climbs and descends through North Carolina for 96 miles, hits the Tennessee state line at Doe Knob (mile 174), then...

Apr 3, 2018 : The Editors
An Introvert’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail

An Introvert’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail

I have always loved hiking. It gives me time alone in nature to replenish my energy, enjoy the pure exertion of exercise, and appreciate the beauty of the world around...

Mar 29, 2018 : Tess Mullaney
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Georgia

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Georgia

 The AT in Georgia is 79 miles long, starting at Springer Mountain outside Dahlonega, and stretching to the North Carolina border right before Bly Gap. Terrain Long, sweeping climbs to...

Mar 13, 2018 : The Editors
ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

As of March 7th, the daily thru hiker class at Amicalola Falls. I took the time this past Saturday to attend one of these classes. Here's the low-down on what...

Mar 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

"What's the weather like in Georgia in the spring?" is one of what seems like millions of questions that thru-hiker hopefuls ask each year, over and over again, as their...

Feb 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Beyond Gear: A 36-Point Planning Checklist for Health, Home, and Finances

Beyond Gear: A 36-Point Planning Checklist for Health, Home, and Finances

It’s easy to think that getting the right gear is the key to a successful thru-hike. Building the ideal kit for your hiking style certainly does make your hike more...

Feb 6, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
Tips And Tricks For Plus-Size Hikers

Tips And Tricks For Plus-Size Hikers

When you look through outdoor magazines, watch adventure movies, or even go into most outdoor stores, you typically don't see plus-size representation. I was told recently, "There is a reason...

Jan 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

It all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple. I just wanted to go for a long walk...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
You And Your Dog’s Guide To Avoiding Tick-Borne Illnesses

You And Your Dog’s Guide To Avoiding Tick-Borne Illnesses

After I have explained that my dog Flynn and I are hiking the AT to someone new, they inevitably ask: are you bringing a weapon? When I respond with a...

Jan 12, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin