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Why They Walked: Portraits of 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Why They Walked: Portraits of 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

It's been 11 years since I started collecting stories and portraits of northbound thru-hikers as they trek through their final state, Maine. Every year I am astounded by the hikers...

Dec 21, 2018 : Chris Bennett
Trail Angel Spotlight: Fresh Ground and his Leapfrog Cafe

Trail Angel Spotlight: Fresh Ground and his Leapfrog Cafe

The first time I met Fresh Ground, it was where the Appalachian Trail emerged from the forest at NOBO mile 240. In a small clearing beside River Road on a...

Dec 13, 2018 : Bloodhound
185 Glorious 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

185 Glorious 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

Each year, we invite Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to send us their finish photos, whether they’re lifting their pack over their head atop Katahdin, touching the sign at Springer, or giving...

Dec 12, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
How the Eight-Member Crawford Family Completed the Appalachian Trail

How the Eight-Member Crawford Family Completed the Appalachian Trail

At 10 a.m. on Aug. 9, the Crawford family finished what they started: hiking from Springer Mountain, GA, to Mount Katahdin, ME. Check out the early part of their hike...

Nov 15, 2018 : Bloodhound
Films that Capture the Essence of Long-Trail Hiking

Films that Capture the Essence of Long-Trail Hiking

Amid my last adventure, all at once, my freedom of choice and free will were stripped away from me.

Nov 10, 2018 : Bret
Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail to Hike in the Fall

Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail to Hike in the Fall

As the final northbound thru-hiker summits Katahdin and hiking season comes to an end, there is a quietness that falls over the AT. It’s worth it to wait a few...

Oct 25, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of July 30)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of July 30)

July is giving way to August, and the very first of the northbound thru-hikers are answering the siren song of Mount Katahdin. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new

Aug 4, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
I Was Made for This Outdoor Life

I Was Made for This Outdoor Life

Slowly, I make my way up the mountain. My trail family has already made it to the top of Spy Rock and has been waiting there for a while. They...

Jul 25, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Q&A With Harvey Lewis: The Most Recent Runner to Attempt the Appalachian Trail FKT

Q&A With Harvey Lewis: The Most Recent Runner to Attempt the Appalachian Trail FKT

On July 18, Harvey Lewis finished his FKT attempt on the Appalachian Trail. His 49-day, 15-hour hike is the eighth fastest all time. Harvey started his supported attempt on May...

Jul 23, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of July 22)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of July 22)

July is giving way to August, and the very first of the northbound thru-hikers are answering the siren song of Mount Katahdin. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new

Jul 23, 2018 : Becky Booroojian