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10 things I learned in the first 10% of the Appalachian Trail

10 things I learned in the first 10% of the Appalachian Trail

In honor of finishing my first 220 miles of the trail, I decided to share one thing I learned for each percentage of the trail I have finished so far!...

Jun 26, 2017 : Naomi Manaster
The Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

The Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

A hiker's choice of shelter is an entirely personal decision. Solo hikers who value space over weight often opt for a two-person freestanding tent, which allows livable space for hiker-plus-gear.

Jun 25, 2017 : The Editors
Pennsylvania: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Pennsylvania: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

If you are a frequent reader of my posts, then you know that I am a huge fan of Pennsylvania hiking. With that being said, after hiking all 250 miles...

Jun 22, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Right before leaving the desert and entering the long-awaited Sierras, a trail angel named Coppertone told me, "don't be stupid, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself out there." This...

Jun 22, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

The following is a guest post which originally appeared on the 1. Don't be limited by food How long is Mammoth to Sonora? 110-ish miles, right? Nope, not right now. You'll...

Jun 21, 2017 : Guest Post
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Appalachian Trail. Each week,...

Jun 20, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Only 12 percent of all Appalachian Trail thru-hikers last year hiked southbound from Maine to Georgia, and roughly only 1,500 thru-hikers have ever completed a southbound hike in the entire history

Jun 19, 2017 : Emily
Charge the Trail: Nutrition for Long-Distance Hikers

Charge the Trail: Nutrition for Long-Distance Hikers

There’s a trail adage that says something like, “By the end of the hike, women look like goddesses and the men look like skeletons.”  Although I appreciate the compliment, muscle...

Jun 19, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
The Pains of Hiking Lite

The Pains of Hiking Lite

The straps of my 46L pack dug deep, red, pressure marks in my shoulders. None of the 20-25lb loads stored in the nearly frameless pack, (a now-discontinued Osprey Hornet) was...

Jun 17, 2017 : Joseph Hey
The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

Today marks my two-month trailiversarry and, being only 566 miles in, it's safe to say I'm taking my sweet time. Sure I've knocked out a few 20 mile days here...

Jun 13, 2017 : Reptar