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Treating Water and Managing Hydration on the Appalachian Trail

Treating Water and Managing Hydration on the Appalachian Trail

Water is the most important resource thru-hikers must learn to manage on the Appalachian Trail. Water is typically easy to find—as hikers meander through the woods they’ll cross numerous fresh

Feb 11, 2019 : The Editors
How to Section Hike Virginia V:  Front Royal to Harpers Ferry

How to Section Hike Virginia V: Front Royal to Harpers Ferry

Distance: 55 miles Terrain type: Woodland trails and some open fields. A choppy mix of short climbs and descents through much of the section. Difficulty: Easy to moderate Best seasons: Spring or

Feb 7, 2019 : Ken Nail
Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

I have vlogged two hikes already (the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Colorado Trail), and also plan on vlogging my upcoming Appalachian Trail hike. However, in the weeks approaching the...

Feb 1, 2019 : Juliana Chauncey
What You Need to Know About Camping and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

What You Need to Know About Camping and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

Sleeping in the woods is a regular part of any thru-hike. Aside from the occasional town or hostel, the majority of a thru-hike will be spent sleeping outside. While traveling...

Jan 29, 2019 : The Editors
Warren Doyle’s 13 Statements of Wisdom for Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Warren Doyle’s 13 Statements of Wisdom for Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The following is a guest post courtesy ofIn case you somehow haven't heard of him, Warren Doyle has hiked the entirety of the Appalachian Trail more times than any other...

Jan 28, 2019 : Guest Post
Northbound, Southbound, Flip-Flop: The Basics of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiking Routes

Northbound, Southbound, Flip-Flop: The Basics of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiking Routes

One of the most important decisions thru-hikers need to make before starting their adventure is what Appalachian Trail thru-hiking route they want to take. This decision can majorly affect the

Jan 21, 2019 : The Editors
11 Secrets to Successful Resupply on the AT

11 Secrets to Successful Resupply on the AT

Before I started my thru-hike last April, the issue of resupplying along the trail made me a little anxious. Where would I shop? Would it be expensive? Were there enough...

Dec 22, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

Distance: 108 miles Terrain type: A mixture of woodland trails and ridges, with a relatively consistent elevation profile Difficulty: Easy to moderate Best seasons: Spring or fall Start: US 522

Nov 29, 2018 : Ken Nail
Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

These hikers have over 30,000 combined miles between them, but they were all beginners once. Here's their advice for beginner backpackers, and anyone looking to get out into the backcountry...

Oct 1, 2018 : The Editors
Introducing Appalachian Trail FAQ with the ATC

Introducing Appalachian Trail FAQ with the ATC

The Trek is thrilled to introduce a new series through

Sep 25, 2018 : Zach