While geared for #thuhikes, this Backpacker Magazine food guide has tips that will keep any hiker energized: [ Ow.ly Link ]

What foods do you eat to fuel your #hiking adventures?

How to Stay Energized on a Thru-Hike - Backpacker

Well said, Pacific Crest Trail Association — as our Trails increase in popularity, it is vital to practice Leave No Trace backcountry principles. [ Ow.ly Link ]

For more tips that will help #ProtectYourTrail, visit appalachiantrail.org/LNT

It’s up to all of us to spread the Leave No Trace message - Pacific...

Starting a family will bring big changes to your life, but it doesn't mean you have to give up your #hiking adventures. REI shares how one family adapted to share the #outdoors with their new arrival.

Hiking: Becoming an Outdoor Family - REI Co-op Journal

Your voice makes a difference! See how a small grassroots movement led to the creation of one of the most iconic stops on the #AppalachianTrail — the White Mountain National Forest: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Grassroots Movement Grows a Forest - National Forest Foundation

How can you stop the destruction of an iconic Appalachian mountain, along with the history, culture, and memories it created? Ask Jay Leutze, who found the answer with the help of a 14-year-old named Ashley.

We are proud to present "Standing Tall", the fourth short film in the #myATstory series. For more behind-the-scenes, including additional interviews and photos, visit myATstory.org.
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A healthy #hiker is a happy hiker! A few hygiene and safety tips for your next #AppalachianTrail adventure: appalachiantrail.org/health.

Photo by Jaala Spencer.
Have IT experience and a love for the #AppalachianTrail? We are currently searching for an IT Project Manager to join our Harpers Ferry team! Click here for more info: [ Ow.ly Link ].
Join us on Tuesday for our next #myATstory video: "Standing Tall." How far would you go to protect something you love?

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Art and the #AppalachianTrail collide! Check out "Mile 806," an exhibit in Lynchburg, VA featuring A.T. #hiker photos, shelter journals, and other celebrations of the Trail: [ Ow.ly Link ]

The artists behind the exhibit will be speaking live about this project tomorrow at 6 p.m. Click here for more info: facebook.com/events/654961701352889/

New photography exhibit highlights Appalachian Trail hikers

Want to know more about working on an #AppalachianTrail crew? Check out our interviews with several 2016 Rocky Top Crew members, stars of the #myATstory video "Trail Angels" — [ Youtu.be Link ]

Looking for ways to give back to the #AT? Visit appalachiantrail.org/volunteer to discover opportunities near you.

More Conversations with the Rocky Top Trail Crew - myATstory

The 2016 Rocky Top Trail Crew shares their thoughts about tackling huge mountains, the best parts of being on a trail crew, why rock steps are...

The choice is yours! Vote for your favorite story during Round Three of the #myATstory Contest by visiting tinyurl.com/vote-myATstory. Check out this awesome photo entry by Krystian Repolona!

Have an inspiring #AppalachianTrail story to share? Enter the contest at myATstory.org for your chance to win awesome #backpacking prizes! Only one round remains, so make sure to submit your story by...
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More and more people are discovering the perks of a #flipflop #thruhike on the #appalachiantrail — check out this article on The Trek highlighting why you may want to forego a traditional northbound/southbound hike yourself: [ Ow.ly Link ]

#AT2017 hikers: are you attempting a flip-flop thru-hike this year?

10 Reasons You'll Love a Flip Flop Thru Hike - The Trek

Congrats and many thanks to our December Volunteer of the Month: Doug DeJarnette of the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club (pictured front)! Read more about Doug's awesome work here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Doug DeJarnette - December 2016 Volunteer of the Month | Appalachian...

Let it snow! Check out these Appalachian Mountain Club tips for prepping for #winter excursions: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Let it Snow! 5 Tips to Prepare for Winter Hiking - AMC Articles

A snowy good morning from the #AppalachianTrail near Harpers Ferry! #Winter weather is forecasted for most of the East Coast this weekend, so make sure to bundle up for any #outdoor adventures on the Trail.

UPDATE: The Forest Service is advising hikers unprepared for severe winter conditions to stay off the Georgia A.T. and high elevations in the Southeast this weekend, both for personal...
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The newest #AppalachianTrail Visitor Center opened in Monson, Maine this past summer, helping hikers prepare for and enjoy the northernmost sections of the Trail. One of the center's representatives, Kim Rosenbaum, reflects on what made her time in Monson such a memorable experience: [ Ow.ly Link ]

The Monson Visitor Center Life: A Reflection from ATC’s Northernmost...

Diana Christopulos, president of the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club- RATC, states that the #MountainValleyPipeline will irreversibly damage iconic vistas, water quality, tourism income, property values, tax revenues, and much more throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, including much of the A.T. — "This is not a choice between economic development and the environment. In our part of Virginia,...
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Christopulos: Virginia's Blue Ridge or Virginia's pipeline alley?

Some powerful lessons can be learned on the #AppalachianTrail, many of them caused by our own mistakes. Trans Canada Trail offers five stories about the wisdom gained from various fails on America's #trails: [ Ow.ly Link ]

What is a lesson you learned the hard way while #hiking?

5 Trail Fails — And the Lessons They Taught | The Great Trail

Welcome to the family! Help us celebrate the Greater Blairstown Area as our newest #AppalachianTrail Community member, as well as the first A.T. Community in New Jersey: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Blairstown named N.J.'s 1st Appalachian Trail community