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Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Share 99 Tips for Aspiring Thru-Hikers

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Share 99 Tips for Aspiring Thru-Hikers

If you’re thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail, you probably have a lot of questions right about now. Who better to answer them than the people who have already been...

Jun 17, 2019 : Kelly Floro
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/17

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/17

  Women's cut Mystery Ranch Sphinx Pack $208.99 From $278.95: Save 25% Claimed Weight: 85oz Kuju Coffee Pocket PourOver Coffee - Single Serving $1.99 From $3.00:

Jun 16, 2019 : Rachel S
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
Trail Correspondents #11 | Thru-Hiking Gear: Regrets, Upgrades, and Best Advice (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents #11 | Thru-Hiking Gear: Regrets, Upgrades, and Best Advice (Group 2)

Gear. For some people it's their favorite topic in the world; for others, it results in a shoulder shrug and an eye roll. But whether you love or hate talking...

Jun 12, 2019 : Rachel S
The Jordan Trail: 400 Miles on Foot Through History

The Jordan Trail: 400 Miles on Foot Through History

The following is a sponsored post courtesy of the available through the Jordan Trail Association. The Jordan Trail is newly established and therefore not yet marked throughout. It is recommended...

Jun 10, 2019 : Effie Drew
Backpacker Radio #39 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Jordan Trail, “Failing” on The Long Trail, and Upcoming Plans

Backpacker Radio #39 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Jordan Trail, “Failing” on The Long Trail, and Upcoming Plans

In today's episode, we are joined by the invasive species to the podcast, otherwise known as The Real Hiking Viking.  We hear all about his two-month-long stint out in Jordan,...

Jun 10, 2019 : Zach
8 of the Best Stretches for Thru-Hikers

8 of the Best Stretches for Thru-Hikers

Long-distance backpacking may not be considered a sport by some, but that doesn't mean hikers aren't endurance athletes. Thru-hiking requires stamina, muscular endurance, stability, and mental

Jun 10, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/10

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/10

Don't forget about Father's Day coming up next week. Consider this our gift-giving guide for all the outdoorsy dads out there. This color only, select

Jun 10, 2019 : Rachel S
Trail Correspondents #10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents #10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)

To prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, and following social media accounts trying to absorb as much information for your forthcoming journey as

Jun 6, 2019 : Zach
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