Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Aug. 14 – 21

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Aug. 14 – 21

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 21, 2019 : Rachel S
Day 24 – Day 30 : It Is What It Is

Day 24 – Day 30 : It Is What It Is

Beautiful views can change your whole mood! Finally made it to Crater Lake! History and beauty make me never want to leave!

Aug 21, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor
Monson, Shaw’s, and the 100-Mile Wilderness

Monson, Shaw’s, and the 100-Mile Wilderness

Shaw’s Hostel in Monson, ME, is one of those iconic places on the trail that every thru-hiker needs to stop at. And I mean “needs to” quite literally. In terms...

Aug 21, 2019 : Will Krakow
The Mighty, Magnificent and Remote Pasayten Wilderness

The Mighty, Magnificent and Remote Pasayten Wilderness

A crack of thunder and a bolt of lightning is how we started our section in the Pasayten Wilderness. Minutes after arriving at the Cold Springs campground the sky opened...

Aug 21, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Gear Review: Altra Superior 4.0

Gear Review: Altra Superior 4.0

The most important piece of gear for long-distance hikers is also one of the most personal - our shoes. One of the preferred brands of the thru-hiker community is Altra,...

Aug 21, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Wetfoot and Arry Vol. 10 Days 19-20: Back to the Bigelows

Wetfoot and Arry Vol. 10 Days 19-20: Back to the Bigelows

Day 19: 7.3 miles Today was a day full of emotions. And now my tent smells like wet dog. After summiting Katahdin, my sister and I drove down to Connecticut. ...

Aug 21, 2019 : Katherine Boy
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Aug 20, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Female Sierra High Route FKT Attempt Announcement… Technically

Female Sierra High Route FKT Attempt Announcement… Technically

This week I am starting the Sierra High Route alone. The Sierra High Route is a 195-mile route (ie., very few trails) through the Sierra Nevada mountains. The route stays...

Aug 20, 2019 : Amelia Downs
The Thru-Hikers’ Dog and JOMO

The Thru-Hikers’ Dog and JOMO

FOMO - Fear of missing out. What we thought our dog would be feeling if we didn't bring her on our thru-hike. JOMO - Joy of missing out. What actually...

Aug 20, 2019 : Rob Jr.
Restoring My Faith in Humanity, One State at a Time

Restoring My Faith in Humanity, One State at a Time

I am slightly over a quarter of the way finished hiking the Appalachian Trail. It has been just over 50 days. I’m in my fourth state, and reaching the final...

Aug 20, 2019 : Logan Roark