Inspiration

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 24 – Aug. 14

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 24 – Aug. 14

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Aug 14, 2019 : Rachel S
Far, Not Fast: A Hostel Love Story

Far, Not Fast: A Hostel Love Story

Of the thousands of former soldiers suffering from PTSD, this is a story about how the Appalachian Trail has helped bring one of them and his family back from the...

Aug 12, 2019 : Bloodhound
Jeff “Legend” Garmire Just Set the Long Trail Unsupported FKT, his Third Speed Record of 2019

Jeff “Legend” Garmire Just Set the Long Trail Unsupported FKT, his Third Speed Record of 2019

You might know the name Jeff "Legend" Garmire from another 2019 Fastest Known Time (FKT) or two. Garmire has set three FKTs on three separate trails this year. On April...

Jul 26, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 10 – July 24

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: July 10 – July 24

Congratulations to all of the early-bird 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Jul 24, 2019 : Rachel S
Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Northern California

Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Northern California

The Sierra have sloped away as hikers head into Northern California and enter the next mountain range on the PCT: the Cascades. Unlike the sharp granite peaks of the Sierra...

Jul 23, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: June 23-July 9

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: June 23-July 9

Congratulations to all of the early-bird 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Jul 10, 2019 : Rachel S
Meet the Thru-Hiking Artists Inspired by the Appalachian Trail

Meet the Thru-Hiking Artists Inspired by the Appalachian Trail

Rebecca “V-Dub” Harnish One spring day in 2018, Tina Tempest, owner of the Quarter Way Inn hostel near Ceres, VA, noticed one of her guests sitting at the table creating...

Jul 7, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Massanutten Loop Trail: A 70-Mile Ridgeline Challenge in Northern Virginia

Massanutten Loop Trail: A 70-Mile Ridgeline Challenge in Northern Virginia

Nestled along a ridgeline in Northern Virginia sits a little-known trail called the Massanutten Loop Trail. The trail has great views that have to be earned by bursts of elevation...

Jun 1, 2019 : Chris Guynn
Can You Find Kyrgyzstan on a Map? Now Might Be The Time

Can You Find Kyrgyzstan on a Map? Now Might Be The Time

Of course, there is no shortage of places to go hiking in the world (at least for now). The AT, PCT, and CDT are more than most people can get...

Jun 1, 2019 : John Griffin
The Lakeshore Trail: Travel the Length of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

The Lakeshore Trail: Travel the Length of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks is the setting for the Lakeshore Trail. The path runs the length of the park, approximately 43 miles, and is often within sight of Lake Superior and its...

May 31, 2019 : Jim Rahtz