THRU HIKING

The Half Gallon Ice Cream Challenge

For A.T. thru-hikers reaching the halfway point, the wooden spoon is a coveted prize. Jalen DeSantis chose "shaggy" as his… Read More

The Best Hiking Partner: Adventure Pets of the Blue Ridge

When Grizel Williams decided to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail with Rue, her 3-year-old rescue dog, she knew a lot of… Read More

Blood in the Snow

Knoxville’s first climbers to summit Everest help save a Sherpa along the way Ang Dawa Sherpa peeked his head into… Read More

38,000 miles of trail: 18 Thru-Hikes

Warren Doyle hangs up his boots after 38,000 miles on the A.T. Warren Doyle knows how this story should begin.… Read More

Instinct and Empathy: The Challenges Female Hikers Face on the A.T.

My instinct told me to run. It also told me not to run while the man could still see me.… Read More

Getting There: Maps vs. Apps

What role do print maps play for outdoor adventurers in the digital age?  Pisgah Map Company’s Pete Kennedy has a… Read More

A.T. Entrepreneurs

An Appalachian Trail thru-hike is an incubator for several business pioneers in Southern Appalachia Famous thinkers throughout history have touted… Read More

Outdoor Updates: Thru-hiker carries blind dog for 800 miles + Tick Surge in Mid-Atlantic

Man thru-hikes the Florida Trail with his blind dog, carrying her 800 miles Kyle Rohrig “The Mayor” and his dog,… Read More

Alternate A.T.

Looking for a different kind of thru-hike? Try one of these less-crowded long-distance trails Since Earl Shaffer claimed the first Appalachian… Read More

Newswire: Outdoor News for February 2019

SHARE THE LOVE: JOIN THE I HEART PISGAH ADVENTURE TEAM Are you a runner, biker, paddler, hiker, triathlete, adventure racer,… Read More

Kincora Hostel to soon reach 25,000 hikers hosted along Appalachian Trail

Bob Peoples, owner of Kincora Hikers’ Hostel in Hampton, Tennessee, says that his hostel will soon reach a huge milestone.… Read More

Quick Hits | Outdoor News January 2019

Woman completes Triple Crown of hiking in a single year When Heather “Anish” Anderson’s boots touched the ground in Grants,… Read More

No Snow? No Problem: 12 Snowless Winter Adventures

Southern Appalachian winters can be woefully devoid of snow, but opportunity for winter adventure is always plentiful. Read More

Ultrarunner Karel Sabbe Crushes Appalachian Trail Speed Record by 4 Days

A 28-year-old Belgian ultrarunner named Karel Sabbe becomes the first to hold both the A.T. and P.C.T. speed records. Read More

Festival Recap: Appalachian Trail Days 2018

The Live Outside and Play Team enjoyed another Appalachian Trail Days, complete with Trail Magic to start it off. Read More