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How to Section Hike Virginia II: Pearisburg to Daleville

How to Section Hike Virginia II: Pearisburg to Daleville

Section Hiking Virginia on the Appalachian Trail Pearisburg to Daleville At-a-Glance Distance: 92 miles Terrain type: A mixture of ridge walking, woodlands, and farmland, with some major elevation

Aug 6, 2018 : Ken Nail
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: What Should be Done About Appalachian Trail Overcrowding

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: What Should be Done About Appalachian Trail Overcrowding

Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now. Have a question for an upcoming Mailbag? Email editors@thetrek.co and we’ll pass it on. If your question is chosen for our next

Aug 4, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Taking a Year Off Before Finishing a Thru-Hike

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Taking a Year Off Before Finishing a Thru-Hike

Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can find upcoming book tour events newest book. As I gear up to get back on the PCT this year,...

Jul 28, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Own the Hot Flashes: Tips for Menopausal Hikers

Own the Hot Flashes: Tips for Menopausal Hikers

You may see them infrequently. You may wonder at their skill or endurance.  If you’re the average AT thru-hiker—young and male—you may worry about their safety and health. Don’t. Women...

Jul 26, 2018 : Ruth Nasrullah
How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia: The Southern Section At-a-Glance Distance: 166 miles Terrain type: A mixture of high mountain balds, woodlands, ridge walking, and

Jul 13, 2018 : Ken Nail
SOBO Tips for Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness

SOBO Tips for Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness

JD and I are enjoying our first zero day in Monson at Shaw’s Hiker Hostel. We slept in, ate some fruit, soaked our feet, and have not put on our...

Jun 29, 2018 : Jangie
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: 7 Tips for Finding Solitude on the Appalachian Trail

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: 7 Tips for Finding Solitude on the Appalachian Trail

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can catch her upcoming book tour over the next few weeks in Hanover NH, Colby...

Jun 4, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

At over 550 trail miles, Virginia is the longest state on the Appalachian Trail. Hikers reach the state line at mile 466, three miles before Damascus, and most will be in...

May 15, 2018 : The Editors
Best Places to Do Trail Magic on the Appalachian Trail

Best Places to Do Trail Magic on the Appalachian Trail

 The outdoor community has always had a way of attracting utopian dreamers, and the tradition of trail magic is perhaps the ultimate embodiment of the experience of the Appalachian Trail....

Apr 25, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
Why You Should Join Your Local Appalachian Trail Club

Why You Should Join Your Local Appalachian Trail Club

With more than 6,000 volunteers dedicating around 270,000 hours each year, the Appalachian Trail is one of the world’s largest ongoing volunteer projects. Volunteers touch every aspect of what makes

Apr 18, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn