Thru-Hiking Culture

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Appalachian Trail northbounders are out in force and they’ve been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff, so welcome back to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful,

Apr 19, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

In more than 2,100 miles of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016, I never got a single blister on my feet. That was thanks, in part, to the miracle of...

Apr 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Pacific Crest Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their  journeys via Instagram. Follow along...

Apr 7, 2019 : Blaine Hoppenrath
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

A new group of eager northbounders are seeing their first white blazes every passing day and they’ve been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff, so welcome back to...

Apr 5, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Spring(er) Final Four: What Is the Best Restaurant on the Appalachian Trail?

Spring(er) Final Four: What Is the Best Restaurant on the Appalachian Trail?

Its Final Four Weekend! We started with the top 32 restaurants on the AT, seeded and created a bracket, then you voted. Each round, we narrowed the field and voted...

Apr 4, 2019 : Lance Ness
Here’s What to Expect at an ALDHA-West Ruck

Here’s What to Expect at an ALDHA-West Ruck

It was a warm, sunny Saturday morning and I was on my way toward the foothills of the North Cascades mountains. I enjoyed a picture-perfect view of Mount Baker just...

Apr 1, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Anatomy of an AT Trail Town: Five Features to Look For

Anatomy of an AT Trail Town: Five Features to Look For

One of my favorite memories from the Appalachian Trail is the street festival I stumbled upon in Manchester Center, VT, as I came into town for a zero day. I...

Mar 28, 2019 : Kelly Floro
PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

Yes, you will be spending most of your nights outside during a PCT thru-hike. But when you cross into a town, it's common to want a warm bed to sleep...

Mar 27, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

A new group of eager northbounders are seeing their first white blazes every passing day and they've been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff, so welcome back to...

Mar 24, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Thru-Hiking? Consider Volunteering with Adventure Scientists

Thru-Hiking? Consider Volunteering with Adventure Scientists

As outdoorsmen and women, we have a duty to protect the places we play in. Our parks and wilderness areas are sacred to us but we need to remember that...

Mar 24, 2019 : AJ Pope