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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
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