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The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Along the Appalachian Trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Along the Appalachian Trail

Hiker hunger is legit. Some experience it more than others, but we all crave food constantly. Our bodies need the calories, so it's their way of begging us for the...

Feb 16, 2019 : Emma Rosenfield
Advice for Hiking the AT with No Experience, From Someone Who Did

Advice for Hiking the AT with No Experience, From Someone Who Did

Hitting a long-distance hiking trail this season? Never backpacked a day in your life? Sounds a lot like me. When I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016, the longest hike...

Feb 12, 2019 : Alexandria Cantrell
Treating Water and Managing Hydration on the Appalachian Trail

Treating Water and Managing Hydration on the Appalachian Trail

Water is the most important resource thru-hikers must learn to manage on the Appalachian Trail. Water is typically easy to find—as hikers meander through the woods they’ll cross numerous fresh

Feb 11, 2019 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents Episode 1 & 2: Introductions

Trail Correspondents Episode 1 & 2: Introductions

We're back!  After a few month-long hiatus, Trail Correspondents is storming back into your world like a phoenix rising from the ashes. As you likely already know, last year the...

Feb 8, 2019 : Devin Holmes
How to Section Hike Virginia V:  Front Royal to Harpers Ferry

How to Section Hike Virginia V: Front Royal to Harpers Ferry

Distance: 55 miles Terrain type: Woodland trails and some open fields. A choppy mix of short climbs and descents through much of the section. Difficulty: Easy to moderate Best seasons: Spring or

Feb 7, 2019 : Ken Nail
Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Most of you probably know that the great green corridor running from Georgia to Maine was the brainchild of Benton MacKaye. You probably also know that same corridor, the Appalachian...

Feb 6, 2019 : Geoff Hutton
The Top Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Results from the 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Results from the 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

We recently wrapped up our survey series on the top gear choices for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. Our survey included information not only on the top packs, tents, footwear, and cookware...

Feb 5, 2019 : The Editors
Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

I have vlogged two hikes already (the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Colorado Trail), and also plan on vlogging my upcoming Appalachian Trail hike. However, in the weeks approaching the...

Feb 1, 2019 : Juliana Chauncey
What You Need to Know About Camping and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

What You Need to Know About Camping and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

Sleeping in the woods is a regular part of any thru-hike. Aside from the occasional town or hostel, the majority of a thru-hike will be spent sleeping outside. While traveling...

Jan 29, 2019 : The Editors
Warren Doyle’s 13 Statements of Wisdom for Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Warren Doyle’s 13 Statements of Wisdom for Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The following is a guest post courtesy ofIn case you somehow haven't heard of him, Warren Doyle has hiked the entirety of the Appalachian Trail more times than any other...

Jan 28, 2019 : Guest Post