Thru-Hiking Culture

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best Instagram photos of hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. Summer is in full swing. That means AT hikers are getting...

Jul 16, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: June 23-July 9

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: June 23-July 9

Congratulations to all of the early-bird 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Jul 10, 2019 : Rachel S
Meet the Thru-Hiking Artists Inspired by the Appalachian Trail

Meet the Thru-Hiking Artists Inspired by the Appalachian Trail

Rebecca “V-Dub” Harnish One spring day in 2018, Tina Tempest, owner of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016 and Green Mountain House hostel in Vermont to sponsor a series of...

Jul 7, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best Instagram photos of hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail.  Summer is in full swing. That means AT hikers are getting...

Jul 1, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

It’s summer on the Appalachian Trail and Instagram abounds with thru-hikers blessing our feeds with the good stuff. Welcome back to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously

Jun 26, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
The Truth Behind 9 Common Appalachian Trail Myths

The Truth Behind 9 Common Appalachian Trail Myths

Whether you’ve hiked the Appalachian Trail, are in the planning stages, or simply dreaming, chances are you’ve heard a lot of “facts” about the AT that may or may not...

Jun 24, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Fozzie, Voldemort, and I, rewatched this "beloved classic" film recently and on purpose so that it would be fresh in our minds while we compared notes on our experiences. We...

Jun 19, 2019 : Gary Sizer
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

It's approaching summer on the Appalachian Trail and Instagram abounds with thru-hikers blessing our feeds with the good stuff. Welcome back to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful,

Jun 15, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Why Do You Hike? | Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Interviews from Trail Days 2019

Why Do You Hike? | Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Interviews from Trail Days 2019

“Why do you hike?” is a question that most thru-hikers get asked. Understanding the "why" can give hikers a sense of purpose and can serves as motivation to start the...

Jun 6, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

Hello, folks! Furiosa (or Fury) here, bringing you a rewind and reflection of Trail Days 2019 in Damascus, VA. I had the pleasure of working with the gang at The...

Jun 6, 2019 : Amber Redfield