Inspiration

Trail Profile: The Great Divide Trail, 680 Miles Through the Canadian Rockies

Trail Profile: The Great Divide Trail, 680 Miles Through the Canadian Rockies

The very name “Great Divide Trail” is a bit of a misnomer, implying a walk on a cleared two-foot-wide strip of dirt. Instead, this trail delivers so much more; part...

Oct 3, 2019 : Lisa Howatt
[Book Giveaway] “Free Outside,” Jeff Garmire’s Account of His Calendar Year Triple Crown

[Book Giveaway] “Free Outside,” Jeff Garmire’s Account of His Calendar Year Triple Crown

Jeff "Legend" Garmire was living the fast-paced life of a successful young professional when he gave it up to attempt a Calendar Year Triple Crown (CYTC). In 2016, Garmire became...

Sep 23, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
[Video] One Wing in the Fire: An AT Trail Angel Documentary

[Video] One Wing in the Fire: An AT Trail Angel Documentary

Rob Bird is what you call a trail angel: Someone who goes out of their way to help hikers along their journey by performing acts of trail magic. He is...

Sep 18, 2019 : Maximilian Armstrong
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: August 21 – 28

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: August 21 – 28

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

Sep 7, 2019 : Rachel S
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 1 – 28

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 1 – 28

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

Sep 4, 2019 : Rachel S
How to Hike the Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail

How to Hike the Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail

From idyllic rambles through mid-Atlantic farmland to epic alpine treks in the Northeast, the Appalachian Trail offers a multitude of adventures for every type of hiker. There’s no need to...

Aug 26, 2019 : Kelly Floro
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