Thru-Hiking Culture

The 2022 AT Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

The 2022 AT Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

Welcome to the first post for the 2022 Thru-Hiker Survey!  This year we added questions about power banks and hammock underquilts. We also removed questions about COVID that weren’t as...

Dec 7, 2022 : Kate Richard
Her Odyssey: Meet the Women Who Traveled 18,000 Miles Across the Americas By Foot, Boat, and Bicycle

Her Odyssey: Meet the Women Who Traveled 18,000 Miles Across the Americas By Foot, Boat, and Bicycle

Bethany "Fidgit" Hughes and Lauren "Neon" Reed recently completed their 18,000-mile human-powered expedition from the tip of Patagonia to the Arctic Ocean. Known collectively as Her Odyssey, they

Dec 6, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Tommy Corey of Hiker Trash Vogue on His Ambitious New Photo Project “All Humans Outside”

Tommy Corey of Hiker Trash Vogue on His Ambitious New Photo Project “All Humans Outside”

Thru-hiker and photographer Tommy "Twerk" Corey wants everyone to know that they have a place in the outdoors. This theme will be front and center in his newest and biggest...

Nov 30, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Giving Tuesday: Help ATC Protect Vulnerable Species on the Appalachian Trail

Giving Tuesday: Help ATC Protect Vulnerable Species on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is collecting donations today to support the protection of the AT's more than 1,800 rare, threatened, and endangered species. This number includes the

Nov 29, 2022 : The Editors
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

This is it. This is the moment. The moment these hikers have been working towards for months: The final steps of their Appalachian Trail thru-hike. 2,193 miles, 14 states, 515,000...

Nov 25, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
My 5 Favorite Trail Towns on the Triple Crown

My 5 Favorite Trail Towns on the Triple Crown

If I learned anything from my travels on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail, it's that hiking them would be nigh impossible if not for the...

Nov 23, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 16

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 16

Sure, the leaves may be on the ground and the days are getting colder, but that's not stopping these Appalachian Trail thru-hikers from finishing their trek! We're stoked to celebrate...

Nov 15, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
10 Reasons Why the AT Is Better Than the PCT

10 Reasons Why the AT Is Better Than the PCT

Do you already know why the AT is superior to the PCT? Are you trying to figure out if you want to hike an east coast trail? Or just want...

Nov 15, 2022 : Eloise Robbins
New AT Documentary Is a Moving Portrait of Trail Life with an Eating Disorder

New AT Documentary Is a Moving Portrait of Trail Life with an Eating Disorder

"You don't climb mountains without food in your belly," says Aster Wells-Byers in the film, "Food in your Belly." The 15-minute documentary, directed by Lukas Chin and edited by Chin...

Nov 14, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 15

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 15

Just look at all these incredible hikers! These folks recently completed their Appalachian Trail thru-hike. They summited peaks, hiked through rainstorms, and overcame every challenge the trail threw

Nov 9, 2022 : Kendra Slagter