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This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Appalachian Trail northbounders are out in force and they’ve been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff, so welcome back to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful,

Apr 19, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

In more than 2,100 miles of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016, I never got a single blister on my feet. That was thanks, in part, to the miracle of...

Apr 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

A new group of eager northbounders are seeing their first white blazes every passing day and they’ve been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff, so welcome back to...

Apr 5, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Spring(er) Final Four: What Is the Best Restaurant on the Appalachian Trail?

Spring(er) Final Four: What Is the Best Restaurant on the Appalachian Trail?

Its Final Four Weekend! We started with the top 32 restaurants on the AT, seeded and created a bracket, then you voted. Each round, we narrowed the field and voted...

Apr 4, 2019 : Lance Ness
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

A new group of eager northbounders are seeing their first white blazes every passing day and they've been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff, so welcome back to...

Mar 24, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

I’d say we’re all pretty lucky. We’re lucky to be hiking in a time when there are comprehensive and yearly updated guidebooks, water reports, and GPS apps at our fingertips,...

Mar 22, 2019 : Effie Drew
36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

36 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following This Year

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Appalachian Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their  journeys via Instagram. Follow along to...

Mar 14, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Stringbean on “Stringbean”: An Interview with the Appalachian Trail FKT Record Holder

Stringbean on “Stringbean”: An Interview with the Appalachian Trail FKT Record Holder

It was mind-boggling. How could an unsupported ultrarunner, carrying a pack and sleeping in a tent, not just break the unsupported record on the Appalachian Trail by eight days, but...

Mar 13, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

It's been a long and lonely winter. But as inevitably as rain on a day you put on clean socks, February has given way to March and Appalachian Trail thru-hiking...

Mar 4, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Myron Avery: The Bully Who Built a Trail

Most of you probably know that the great green corridor running from Georgia to Maine was the brainchild of Benton MacKaye. You probably also know that same corridor, the Appalachian...

Feb 6, 2019 : Geoff Hutton