Appalachian Trail

Feeling Superior: Finding a groove, and finding their stride

Part 2: Finding other hikers is easy. Finding a groove? It's work.

Hiking

Hawkeye’s heroic hike

Michael “Hawkeye” Johnson plans to walk out the door of his Mountain Village home, and then walk almost continuously the next 36 days.<p>Hawkeye is …

Trails

Hiker rescued from Appalachian Trail twice in 2 weeks

REDINGTON TOWNSHIP — For the second time in less than two weeks, a North Carolina woman was carried off the Appalachian Trail on Tuesday after …

Hiking

Man Falls 100 Feet from McAfee's Knob Summit

A hiker was flown to the hospital after falling 100 feet from McAfee’s Knob in Roanoke County on Wednesday afternoon. According to Roanoke County …

Hiking

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by <b>sonofscrotum</b> » June 20th, 2018, 5:12 pm<p>step four<p><b>Posts:</b> 224<p><b>Joined:</b> March 11th, 2015, 2:48 pm<p><b>Location:</b> Hiking the Appalachian Trail<p>Did someone just …

Product Design

The City of Mount Shasta Becomes PCT's First Designated Trail Town

The Pacific Crest Trail Association and the city of Mount Shasta are throwing a big ol’ party. The two announced their Inaugural Trail Town …

Pacific Crest Trail

The Three Best Backpacking Tents, According To You

After exploring all the options you submitted, these three tents set up camp at the summit of the vote count. Check out the finalist below, and …

Backpacking

How to Plan a 60-Mile Appalachian Trail Hike with Your Best Friend

<i>Camping and hiking enthusiast Amy G. used The Dyrt to plan a reunion Appalachian Trail hike with her best friend. You can find and save campgrounds</i> …

Hiking

Applying Trail Wisdom to City Life (part 1)

To preface, I’m half-convincing myself when writing this so please understand that I am also a thru-hiker who connects to the difficulty of …

Appalachian Trail

Nature: Appalachian Trail extension worth exploring

The Appalachian Trail wends its way for 2,189 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia, north to Mount Katahdin, Maine. It is the most traveled hiking …

Hiking

How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia: The Southern Section At-a-Glance<br>Distance: 166 miles<br>Terrain type: A mixture of high mountain balds, …

Hiking

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #Appalachiantrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian …

Backpacking

Stories from the Trail Archives

New Hampshire is home to 48 peaks over 4,000 feet. For hikers who collect patches, the "NH48" is awarded to those who have visited all 48 peaks. For …

Hiking

Apply to Be a Blogger and

Calling all 2019 thru-hikers!<p>Looking to blog or vlog your 2018 thru-hike? Want some <i>great</i> exposure without the hassle of starting and maintaining a …

Hiking

12 things you didn't know about the Appalachian Trail

It’s known as the longest footpath in the world, traveling 2,200 miles through 14 states along the ridges of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Along …

Hiking

5 Reasons You Should Totally Pick Up Hitchhiking Thru-Hikers

Last week, I picked up my very first hitchhiker!<p>Does that sound a tad risqué?<p>What I actually meant is that I gave an AT thru-hiker a ride to the next …

Pacific Crest Trail

Turn exercise into a game and see encouraging results

A team of researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of …

University of Iowa

Overlooked No More: Emma Gatewood, First Woman to Conquer the Appalachian Trail Alone

What the public knew about Emma Gatewood was already remarkable. She was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail by herself in one …

Hiking

Body Found Near Black Rock on Appalachian Trail in Maryland

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said Tuesday morning that rescue workers were having difficulty recovering the body …

Section Hiking

Appalachian Trail speed record next challenge for Pacific Crest Trail FKT-holder

3500km trail in less than 45 days is the aim https://t.co/PhofVWyuas #trailrunning #running<p>— Trail Running Mag (@TrailRunningMag) July 9, 2018<p>Eight …

Running

Tips for Teachers: Summer adventure

Experienced teacher and children’s librarian Emmie Stuart is the newest BookPage contributor, and with her new recurring feature, Tips for Teachers, …

Google Earth

Keto on the Trail: Hiking through High-Carb Territory

I never expected our hike to turn into an endless search for avocados. I thought that resupplying would be a breeze, that local diners and grocery …

Backpacking

Stories From The Trail Episode 13: White Mountains Direttissima with Griffin Howard

New Hampshire is home to 48 peaks over 4,000 feet. For hikers who collect patches, the “NH48” is awarded to those who have visited all 48 peaks. For …

Pacific Crest Trail

The Chase Is On: 42-year-old schoolteacher closing in on A.T. speed record

For most teachers, summer break is a time to relax. For 42-year-old high school teacher Harvey Lewis, it’s an opportunity to chase the most coveted …

Trails

The Notch: What to expect in the A.T.'s "most difficult" mile

Several Minutes into The Notch, I slip.<p>My foot slides several inches down the moss slick rock before the tread of my shoe catches again, just enough …

Hiking

9 Thru-Hikers You Should Be Following on Instagram

It’s no secret that being a successful thru-hiker requires a tremendous amount of patience. It calls for adeptness and a whole lot of willpower. …

Section Hiking

Body Found Along On Appalachian Trail In Maryland

<b>BOONSBORO, Md. (WJZ) —</b> Maryland Natural Resources Police report a rock climber found a body along a trail in South Mountain State Park …

Black Rock

Testing Gregory's Lightweight Optic 58

Basic Specs<p><b>MSRP:</b> $209.95 <b><br>Weight:</b> 2 lb 8.32 oz <b><br>Volume:</b> 58 Liters (also available in 48L)<p>The Optic is Gregory’s newest ultralight backpack released …

Backpacking

A Charming Few Days in Jersey

New Jersey has been such a pleasant surprise. After the trials of Pennsylvania, which included a heat wave (where I may or may not have gotten heat …

Backpacking

Refresh, Renew, Hike On – And Repeat

Rest when you are weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work – Ralph Marston <br>Oh, where to begin? …

Backpacking