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Accessing the Appalachian Trail: A List of Shuttles and Taxi Services

Accessing the Appalachian Trail: A List of Shuttles and Taxi Services

Originally published on 6/23/2016, updated on 11/23/2020 by Sarah Wolfson. Do a quick Google search of, "How do I get to on the AT?" and you won't get very far....

Nov 23, 2020 : High Five
The Best Day Hike in Every State

The Best Day Hike in Every State

Today is National Take a Hike Day. What better way to celebrate than with a day hike in your local area? No matter where you live, chances are there are...

Nov 17, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

How to Manage Hygiene on the Appalachian Trail

So, you're off to hike the Appalachian Trail. You've bought your gear and prepped your pack with advice from gear experts and hiker pros. But how to broach the subject...

Nov 16, 2020 : Sarah
Can Thru-Hiking Bring Peace? A Combat Veteran’s Advice for Veterans

Can Thru-Hiking Bring Peace? A Combat Veteran’s Advice for Veterans

Like many combat veterans, Earl Shaffer returned home from war depressed, alienated, and confused. He'd spent years around some of the nastiest fighting World War II had to offer and...

Nov 11, 2020 : N. B. Hankes
The Great Range Traverse: Tackling the Premier Adirondack Hiking Challenge

The Great Range Traverse: Tackling the Premier Adirondack Hiking Challenge

For hikers looking to tackle one of the toughest challenges in the Adirondacks, look no further than the Great Range Traverse.  Often compared to the Presidential Traverse of New Hampshire,...

Nov 10, 2020 : Troy Zohner
Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: Backpacking Guide to the Best of the Grand Canyon

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: Backpacking Guide to the Best of the Grand Canyon

In 2018, the Grand Canyon slapped me upside the head. I was attempting a Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim hike in two days, in freezing weather, without a sleeping pad, but I was detrimentally...

Nov 6, 2020 : Katie Kommer
Lessons Learned from My Long Trail Thru-Hike Attempt

Lessons Learned from My Long Trail Thru-Hike Attempt

Earlier this fall I spent twelve glorious, painful days out on Vermont’s Long Trail in an attempt to complete an end-to-end (the Long Trail’s term for a thru-hike) as my...

Nov 5, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

At almost 8,000 miles, the Triple Crown trails of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail are some of the best hiking in the world. No matter...

Nov 4, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
5 Tried and True Safety Tips for Hiking During Hunting Season

5 Tried and True Safety Tips for Hiking During Hunting Season

With beautiful foliage, crisp air, and a newfound lack of buzzing insects, autumn is an ideal time to go hiking.  But there’s a catch: hunting season. Although start dates vary...

Oct 29, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Is a Winter AT Thru-Hike Right for You?

Is a Winter AT Thru-Hike Right for You?

Are you planning an AT thru-hike for next year and wondering if you should start early? I started my successful thru-hike on February 3rd, 2018. A winter start is hard,...

Oct 27, 2020 : Eloise Robbins