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Scott Benerofe on His Ongoing SOBO Winter AT Thru-Hike

Scott Benerofe on His Ongoing SOBO Winter AT Thru-Hike

"This is hard. I am being challenged. I also think it's so cool."—Scott Benerofe Scott Benerofe, aka Aquaman, is a class of 2019 AT thru-hiker currently attempting a winter SOBO...

Jan 17, 2022 : Penina Satlow
It Just Hit Me!

It Just Hit Me!

It's real now.  Hit me this morning.  All the research, the books, the equipment, gear, and food purchased.  (To mail drop or not to mail drop?...that is the question.)  My...

Jan 14, 2022 : Rob Dippel
Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me About This?! The 5 Hardest Sections of the AT No One Talks About

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me About This?! The 5 Hardest Sections of the AT No One Talks About

Because of the hype and fearmongering, I felt mentally prepared to “embrace the suck”.  It was the little talked about sections of trail that really pushed my limits and made...

Jan 4, 2022 : Anna McKinney
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of December 27

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of December 27

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb, and national park crowd to finish the AT....

Dec 28, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
No Wings Necessary

No Wings Necessary

There have been more than a few prominent figures throughout the history of the Appalachian Trail. Many of these individuals are trail angels, some of whom spend the entire season...

Dec 27, 2021 : Briana DeSanctis
21 Fascinating Appalachian Trail Facts

21 Fascinating Appalachian Trail Facts

How well do you know the Appalachian Trail? You thru-hikers in the crowd probably think you know the AT like the back of your dirty, mud-stained hands. After taking those...

Dec 20, 2021 : Kenny Howell
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of December 13

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of December 13

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb, and national park crowd to finish the AT....

Dec 16, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of December 6

Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of December 6

Well, it's been another bizarre and wonderful year for hiking the PCT. Especially for our first batch of SOBOs! And so, to that end, we wanted to extend a big...

Dec 8, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
From Tragedy To Triumph: How the Appalachian Trail Transformed One Woman’s Life

From Tragedy To Triumph: How the Appalachian Trail Transformed One Woman’s Life

In 2020, many people quit their hikes because of the pandemic. This is a story of one of them who not only handled the challenges hiking during this unique time,...

Dec 1, 2021 : Bloodhound
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of November 29

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of November 29

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb, and national park crowd to finish the AT....

Nov 30, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell