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The IAT in Québec: Where the Mountains Reach the Sea

The IAT in Québec: Where the Mountains Reach the Sea

International Appalachian Trail at a Glance: Length: 650 kilometers (404 miles) Location: Canada, Province of Québec, Gaspé Peninsula Trail Type: Thru-hike with many options for day hikes and

Oct 21, 2017 : Pierre-Yves St-Onge
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Appalachian Trail. Each week,...

Oct 20, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
The Arizona Trail: The 800-Mile Backbone of Arizona

The Arizona Trail: The 800-Mile Backbone of Arizona

At-a-Glance Distance: 800 miles Location: Traverses from Coronado National Memorial near the US-Mexico border to the Kaibab Plateau Region near Utah Type: End-to-end Timeline: Approximately 30-40

Oct 17, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
Meet the Couple Planning a 6,850-Mile Hike Across Europe

Meet the Couple Planning a 6,850-Mile Hike Across Europe

This is no ordinary thru-hike. Native Francophones Marie and Nil are lifelong adventurers who set their eyes on something different: a journey across Europe on foot, traversing their own route,...

Oct 17, 2017 : The Editors
How to Plan a Budget for Your Thru-Hike

How to Plan a Budget for Your Thru-Hike

One of the most common questions I see from those planning a thru-hike is “how much does it cost?” Unfortunately, costs vary widely from person to person so there is...

Oct 17, 2017 : Megan McGowan
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our Upper Goose Pond Cabin that are free to stay and if planned right, could be a great day off in the woods. In our entire 200+ days on...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations, you made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Oct 16, 2017 : Ben Barrett
The Family That Successfully Thru-Hiked the AT With Their Baby

The Family That Successfully Thru-Hiked the AT With Their Baby

In case you missed it, the Quirin trio completed their AT thru-hike on September 30th—195 days after their start date of March 20th. This means Bekah and Derrick successfully hiked...

Oct 15, 2017 : The Editors
How to Save Weight While Hammock Camping

How to Save Weight While Hammock Camping

Now that we know Option 1: Hummingbird Single Dimensions: 8' 8" x 3' 11" Weight: 5.2 oz (Made in USA) 40F 3/4 quilt weighs 11.37 ounces. Even by carrying extra insulation...

Oct 14, 2017 : Chris Guynn
Okay, You’re Injured. Now What?

Okay, You’re Injured. Now What?

L​et's stop sugarcoating this and say it like it is: injuries suck. Whether you're suffering from a minor sprain or a torn ACL, recovery time can seem to drag on....

Oct 11, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn