Inspiration

How Thru-Hiking Changes Your Relationship to Your Body

How Thru-Hiking Changes Your Relationship to Your Body

Shortly before I left for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2016, I kept fantasizing about how my body was going to become “better” as a result of exercising all day,...

Mar 19, 2018 : Janel Healy
The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

This article is the first half of a two-part story about the Continental Divide Trail Association and their efforts to protect and finish building the CDT. Although there are many...

Mar 16, 2018 : Alexa "Bonsai" Shapiro
Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s South District

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s South District

The hiking landscape of Shenandoah National Park (SNP) is dominated by the Appalachian Trail. Like a backbone extending down the Blue Ridge, the AT runs the length of the park...

Mar 14, 2018 : Ken Nail
PCT 2017 Photos to Get You Excited For 2018

PCT 2017 Photos to Get You Excited For 2018

As a photographer, hiking the PCT is more than a dream come true.  You always have incredible views and beautiful people at your photographic disposal.  Sometimes the trail is so...

Mar 12, 2018 : Tommy Corey
Vermont’s Long Trail: The First US Long-Distance Hiking Trail

Vermont’s Long Trail: The First US Long-Distance Hiking Trail

Length: 273 miles Location: The trail runs along the spine of the Green Mountains for the length of the state of Vermont Trail Type: End-to-End Scenery: Classic eastern mountains with...

Mar 9, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Being a Woman and Hiking Alone

Being a Woman and Hiking Alone

Today is International Women's Day and it seems fitting that I write about something that has been on my mind for some time now: what it feels like to be...

Mar 8, 2018 : Socked In
90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

90 Seconds on the AT in Georgia

Hike the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail with me in 90 seconds. From Springer Mountain to the border of North Carolina, this video features views from Blood Mountain and...

Mar 7, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Finishing the 48 4000-Footers of New Hampshire

Finishing the 48 4000-Footers of New Hampshire

Facing my fears Let me begin by saying I hate wind. I don't like hiking in it, I don't feel comfortable setting out on open trails in it, and even...

Mar 2, 2018 : Socked In
2018 PCT Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram

2018 PCT Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram

Whether you're hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year, planning a future hike or simply enjoy your newsfeed flooding with some of the most amazing landscapes this planet has to...

Mar 2, 2018 : Curtis Murley
How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post courtesy of Aaron Sidder, Editor in Chief of Afield Trails. Afield Trails develops mobile apps for hikers to help them discover more about the places they...

Feb 28, 2018 : Guest Post