Thru-Hiking Culture

Congrats to These 2019 SOBO Finishers

Congrats to These 2019 SOBO Finishers

To all the late-season SOBOs out there, we salute you. You are the fearless ones who go against the grain and fight to finish what you set out to do....

Dec 3, 2019 : Rachel S
Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Sustained by more than half a century of vigorous growth, outdoor recreation has become one of the largest economic sectors of the American economy. Hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, water

Nov 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Trail Personality: Walker Brook’s Cultural Niche on the Long Trail

Trail Personality: Walker Brook’s Cultural Niche on the Long Trail

Walker Brook grew up in the shadow of Vermont's Long Trail. He remembers riding in a pack on his father's back up Mount Mansfield, bringing supplies to his sisters who...

Nov 4, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – October 30

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – October 30

Congratulations to all of the incredible 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

Oct 31, 2019 : Rachel S
Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

The roots of Leave No Trace, a set of principles designed to promote conservation of land and water resources impacted by outdoor recreation, go back more than half a century,...

Oct 26, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 10 – October 16

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 10 – October 16

Congratulations to all of the incredible 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

Oct 16, 2019 : Rachel S
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Connecticut

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Connecticut

Connecticut is among the shortest sections of the Appalachian Trail. It stretches just 50.1 miles from Hoyt Road on the New York border (mile 1,457.6) to Bear Mountain at the...

Oct 10, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

Congrats to These 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

Congratulations to all of the incredible 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

Oct 9, 2019 : Rachel S
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 hiker trash and treasures on the Appalachian Trail. The leaves are changing and fall is finally upon us. Maine is 9,000...

Oct 8, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Oct 5, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft