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AT Showers: Managing Your Filth Level While on the Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a challenge for anyone who takes it on, but managing your personal hygiene can be even more difficult. With so much time spent in close contact with other hikers, you’ll need to take care of yourself if you want to avoid developing odors that are far from pleasant. In this blog …

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AT Thru Hiker Guide: Managing Device Power on Trail

If you are a long-distance hiker on the Appalachian Trail, one of your main concerns will be how to keep all your electronic devices charged as you use them for multiple functions. The answer? Well, it depends on what kind of electronic device(s) you have and where along the entire trail you are at. We …

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Puffy Jackets on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

When it comes to staying warm on the Appalachian Trail, there are two options: down or synthetic. Synthetic jackets tend to be more affordable, but they don’t offer the same compression in a backpack as a down jacket would. The question is whether a down or synthetic jacket is better for a thru hike on …

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Hammocking the AT (Why Many Choose This Way)

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a dream for many people. The trail itself spans nearly 2,200 miles and it takes on average six months to complete the trek. For some people, however, this just isn’t an option because they can’t bear laying on the ground for so long! One solution is to bring along a …

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Best Cell Service While on the Appalachian Trail

Your cell phone service while on the Appalachian Trail is essential for safety, meeting up with other long-distance hikers, and staying connected to the outside world. Cell phones are also great for taking pictures of all that nature has to offer. From many hikers, over the years the best cell service is available through Verizon, …

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Appalachian Trail (The Terrible Truth about Bugs on Trail)

Many people believe that the Appalachian Trail is a great place to escape civilization and enjoy nature. What many don’t know about all of the different species of bugs that live there, as there are many types of insects who live on this trail, and they’re not all harmless! Learn how bad the bugs can …

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