Thru-Hiking Culture

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
An Interview with the Most Accomplished Cyber Hiker of All Time

An Interview with the Most Accomplished Cyber Hiker of All Time

The following is a guest post courtesy of Paul Mags, who lives in Moab, UT, where he drinks low-alcohol beer and contemplates the idea of opening up his own #VanLife...

Jun 4, 2019 : Guest Post
What’s Your Trail Name? | Thru-Hiker Interviews at Trail Days 2019

What’s Your Trail Name? | Thru-Hiker Interviews at Trail Days 2019

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." This Shakespearean quote may be true for Romeo and Juliet, but when...

Jun 3, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Happy (almost) National Trails Day! Celebrate the beloved hiker holiday by reveling in pictures taken by Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. They’ve been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff,

May 31, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
How to Volunteer on The Triple Crown Trails This Summer

How to Volunteer on The Triple Crown Trails This Summer

National Trails Day is right around the corner and you should be making your plans to ensure you're on a trail in some way, shape, or form on June 1st....

May 28, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
When Your Thru-Hike Is One Big Joke: On the Trail with Backpacker Comics

When Your Thru-Hike Is One Big Joke: On the Trail with Backpacker Comics

When I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail last year, I didn’t have many easy days. I tried complaining about it, but as a hiking strategy, complaining was a bust. So I...

May 27, 2019 : Evan Schaeffer
Examining the Real Numbers Behind Violent Instances on the Appalachian Trail

Examining the Real Numbers Behind Violent Instances on the Appalachian Trail

Note: This story has been updated to include new information regarding the total number of murders on the trail. According to Brian King, publisher for the Ronald S. Sanchez, Jr.,...

May 24, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Reflection on an Arizona Trail FKT

Reflection on an Arizona Trail FKT

The following is a guest post courtesy of @thefreeoutside. Preparing for the FKT I spent the winter in Tahoe City running on snow and skiing. While it was a huge...

May 24, 2019 : Guest Post