Appalachian Trail
Blood Mountain Shelter on the Appalachian Trail

AT Exploration: Why Thru-Hikers Love & Enjoy Shelters

For anyone looking to attempt a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, there is a huge benefit in ...

Appalachian Trail
can you have a fire on the appalachian trail

AT Camp Fires: Why Most Thru-Hikers Choose Against Fires

Can you have a fire on the Appalachian Trail? This is a question that many hikers ask ...

Appalachian Trail
do you have to hitchhike on the appalachian trail

Hitchhiking: Do You Have To On The Appalachian Trail

For many hitchhiking is a scary proposition. The thought of sticking out your thumb and trusting a ...

Appalachian Trail
blood mountain shelter discussing if you can you hike the appalachian trail without camping

Is It Truly Possible to Hike the AT Without Camping?

If you’re looking to hike the Appalachian Trail but are not a huge camper may wonder if ...

Appalachian Trail
man overlooking the hills of the AT - what clothes to bring on the appalachian trail

Complete Starter Guide to Clothing on the Appalachian Trail

When you go on an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, what clothes do you carry versus what clothing do ...

Appalachian Trail, Basics
how do you carry water on the Appalachian Trail

Water Carry: Plan and Treat Water on the Appalachian Trail

It will come as no surprise to anyone that water is the most vital need on the ...

Appalachian Trail
when to start the appalachian trail matters based on weather crowds and gear

Appalachian Trail: Choosing the Best Time to Start a Thru-Hike

When it comes to thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, there is no one perfect time to start. Everyone’s ...

best thru hike for beginners

12 Best US Beginner Hikes To Grow Your Thru-Hiking Passion

So you want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (or any other long trail)? Fantastic! But where does ...

View from Sassafras Mountain on a foothills trail thru hike

Foothills Trail 101: Thru-Hiking South Carolina Wilderness

The Foothills Trail winds its way through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in South Carolina. This ...

Continental Divide Trail
Continental Divide Trail badge on a tree with a Colorado Trail badge under it, hiker blurred behind walking down the trail

CDT 101: Explore a Thru-Hike on the Continental Divide Trail

Thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail, or CDT for short, is a challenging but rewarding experience that offers ...

Ouachita Trail
Exploring the Ouachita Trail and thru hiking information for the 223 mile trek

Ouachita Trail: A Beautiful Trek in Vast Spectacular Terrain

The Ouachita (Wash’-i-taw) National Recreation Trail is a beautiful 223-mile thru-hike that winds through the vast and ...

Basics, Appalachian Trail

Solo Hiking: The Details of Appalachian Trail Safety

When it comes to hiking Springer Mountain to Mount Katahdin, many people are under the impression that ...