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The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The following is a guest post by Carolyn Walker I finished my NOBO thru-hike a week ago today. It took 5½ months, which is very average, according to a chart...

Aug 15, 2018 : Guest Post
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 6)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 6)

It's officially August and summit season is underway. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Aug 13, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities are looking for information on the identity of a hiker found dead in his tent on the Florida Trail in Big Cypress National Preserve. While the hiker had no...

Aug 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week featured photos

Aug 6, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Trail Correspondents Episode #11: The Highs

Trail Correspondents Episode #11: The Highs

Today's episode is our most uplifting to date.  That's because our thru-hikers have been tasked with describing the highs of their journey.  Specifically, we learn what keeps them going-

Aug 6, 2018 : Zach
How to Section Hike Virginia II: Pearisburg to Daleville

How to Section Hike Virginia II: Pearisburg to Daleville

Section Hiking Virginia on the Appalachian Trail Pearisburg to Daleville At-a-Glance Distance: 92 miles Terrain type: A mixture of ridge walking, woodlands, and farmland, with some major elevation

Aug 6, 2018 : Ken Nail
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
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: What Should be Done About Appalachian Trail Overcrowding

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: What Should be Done About Appalachian Trail Overcrowding

Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now. Have a question for an upcoming Mailbag? Email editors@thetrek.co and we’ll pass it on. If your question is chosen for our next

Aug 4, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Hiking with History on the Appalachian Trail: Civil War Corridor, Part 1

Hiking with History on the Appalachian Trail: Civil War Corridor, Part 1

“Any understanding of this nation has to be based, and I mean really based, on an understanding of the Civil War...  It was the crossroads of our being, and it...

Aug 3, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Backpacker Radio Episode 16: Furball on Thru-Hiking with Your Dog, Tour du Mont Blanc, and Appalachian Trail Terminology

Backpacker Radio Episode 16: Furball on Thru-Hiking with Your Dog, Tour du Mont Blanc, and Appalachian Trail Terminology

In Episode 16 the Paprika Pals sit down with Tour Du Mont Blanc United will ship your dog to the wrong place or Thru-Hiker Glossary Have any praise, questions, praise,...

Jul 30, 2018 : Zach