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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
9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

It's no secret that being a successful thru-hiker requires a tremendous amount of patience. It calls for adeptness and a whole lot of willpower. What's even more supernatural? Killing the...

Jul 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The Crawfords: A Family of 8 Takes on the Appalachian Trail

The Crawfords: A Family of 8 Takes on the Appalachian Trail

On March 1, 2018, Ben and Kami Crawford, of the Cincinnati area, and their six children, ages 2, 7, 11, 13, 15, and 16, set out from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to thru-hike...

Jun 13, 2018 : Bloodhound
Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s North District

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s North District

Within Shenandoah National Park you’ll find over 500 miles of hiking trails, offering you many opportunities to explore the backcountry away from Skyline Drive and the busy pedestrian highway of...

May 10, 2018 : Ken Nail
87-Year-Old “Pappy” Attempting to Become the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

87-Year-Old “Pappy” Attempting to Become the Oldest Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

On March 3, 2018, Victor "Pappy" Kubilius set out from Springer Mountain, GA, for a hike that is set to go into the AT record books. If he finishes, it...

Apr 26, 2018 : Bloodhound
Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

“The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try...

Apr 20, 2018 : Chris Bennett
Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District

With over 500 miles of trails, Shenandoah National Park offers some great opportunities for those who are ready to take a hike. The Appalachian Trail runs the length of the...

Apr 4, 2018 : Ken Nail