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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
Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Justin “Jupiter” Cummins | May 1st–Sep 14th NOBO. /embed] "the four M's definitely worked at any low point in morale or before a big climb, Music, Meds (ibuprofen), Mio (caffeine),...

Apr 19, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Second Chance Hiker

Second Chance Hiker

Long-distance hiking is hard enough when you're a little overweight. Hard, but not impossible. After all, look at how many people use thru-hiking as a way to do just that....

Apr 18, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Trail-Inspired Ink: Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio I

Trail-Inspired Ink: Appalachian Trail Tattoos, Portfolio I

Our recent call for thru- hike-inspired tattoos garnered an overwhelming response. So many that we'll be publishing two posts on AT tattoos and one for PCT tattoos, along with other...

Apr 18, 2019 : Tide Walker
Where to Send Mail Drops on the Appalachian Trail 2019

Where to Send Mail Drops on the Appalachian Trail 2019

We'll be the first ones to say it: with few exceptions, it's not really necessary to send mail drops on the Appalachian Trail. Thru-hikers have the option of hiking through...

Apr 17, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Trail Correspondents Episode #5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

The shows leading up to today's served a necessary role. They introduced us to our 2019 hikers. We got to meet the vast array of personalities trekking across the country,...

Apr 16, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #34 | Ken Ilgunas on Trespassing Across America

Backpacker Radio #34 | Ken Ilgunas on Trespassing Across America

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, Smiles and I sit down with author Ken Ilgunas. To put it simply, Ken is a guy who marches to the beat of his...

Apr 15, 2019 : Zach
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 4/15

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 4/15

Quality over quantity---check out the great finds we have this week. Select sizes only, and quantities limited. Eastern Mountain Sports

Apr 15, 2019 : Rachel S
Excerpt from Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson’s “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” (Plus Your Chance for a FREE Copy)

Excerpt from Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson’s “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” (Plus Your Chance for a FREE Copy)

Heather "Anish" Anderson is an all-star hiker who needs no introduction. The first woman to complete the Calendar Triple Crown, she also has set fastest known time (FKT) records for self-supported

Apr 15, 2019 : Rachel S
The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The relatively new and unknown Cohos (Coh-ahs) Trail extends 170 miles through Northern New Hampshire from the Canadian border near Pittsburg to Crawford Notch in the White Mountains. It’s a...

Apr 15, 2019 : Effie Drew