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Appalachian Trail Resupply Points

Appalachian Trail Resupply Points

Comprehensive list of the best resupply points on the A.T. including NOBO mile markers, links, phone numbers, etc. Downloadable PDF copy is available. Great supplement to AWOL's A.T. guide. Cheers!

Nov 24, 2021 : Clarity
The PCT Thru-Hike Checklist: 29 Things To Do Before You Start

The PCT Thru-Hike Checklist: 29 Things To Do Before You Start

Getting ready for a thru-hike is a daunting process. Unplugging from the stress of day-to-day life for a multi-month trek sounds incredible, but first, you have to actually get to...

Nov 18, 2021 : Kelly Floro
6 Easy Cold Soak Recipes For Your Next Thru-Hike (Basic Ingredients Only)

6 Easy Cold Soak Recipes For Your Next Thru-Hike (Basic Ingredients Only)

OK all you ultralight cold-soaking freaks. You can simplify your menu now, or you can ride that wave of denial until it dries up. Because let's face it, we've all...

Nov 4, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
How I Managed Chronic Depression on my AT Thru-Hike

How I Managed Chronic Depression on my AT Thru-Hike

My first step, and arguably the hardest one, was accepting that my depression would follow me on my hike. It was so tempting to believe that all my problems would...

Nov 1, 2021 : Sarah Wolfson
The Ouachita Trail: 223 Rocky & Remote Miles Through the Mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas

The Ouachita Trail: 223 Rocky & Remote Miles Through the Mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas

And now for something completely different: the Ouachita Mountains. Unless you live near this seldom-visited part of the country, the lovely Ouachita Trail may have passed under your radar. True,...

Oct 28, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
How to Tell Your Loved Ones You’re Planning to Thru-Hike

How to Tell Your Loved Ones You’re Planning to Thru-Hike

So, you're planning to thru-hike a long trail. You've done some research, started laying plans, and maybe even have a tentative start date in mind. But you haven't told your...

Oct 27, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Why I Chose My Own Trail Name on the Appalachian Trail

Why I Chose My Own Trail Name on the Appalachian Trail

A how-to into not getting stuck with a crummy trail name by taking back the power to name yourself.

Oct 26, 2021 : Sara Leibold
Why 75% of AT Thru-Hikers Won’t Make It (Spoiler: It’s Complicated)

Why 75% of AT Thru-Hikers Won’t Make It (Spoiler: It’s Complicated)

Try not to act too surprised when I say this: hiking the Appalachian Trail is pretty hard. Over 4,000 people attempt to thru-hike the AT annually, but the Appalachian Trail...

Oct 25, 2021 : Kelly Floro
How I Found Food Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

How I Found Food Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

I rest on the edge of a cliff in northern Virginia, spread avocado onto a smushed slice of bread, and watch as a bird gracefully soars above the valley. I...

Oct 14, 2021 : Hannah Charlson
After This Year’s Fire Season, Is a Southbound PCT Thru-Hike Still Possible?

After This Year’s Fire Season, Is a Southbound PCT Thru-Hike Still Possible?

Let's not beat around the (burning) bush: wildfire season in the west is starting earlier every year, and it's lasting longer. It has become increasingly common to see hikers wearing...

Oct 13, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell