Caroline Leland

Author Articles

Trail Names: The Best of 2017

When you’re on the A.T. you’re bestowed a trail name—a nickname, of sorts, that becomes your primary identity. Here are some of our favorites from this year’s class of thru-hikers.

Humans of the A.T.

Meet 12 of this year's Appalachian Trail thru-hikers.

The Things They Carried (And Wished They Hadn’t)

A Field Survey of Thru-Hikers' Backpacks.