Do your muscles feel stiff when you hit the #trails? Hiking Project has six yoga moves every #hiker should know to help improve #hiking strength and flexibility. [ Ow.ly Link ]

6 Yoga Poses Every Hiker Should Know | Hiking Project Journal

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#Spring is making its way up the #AppalachianTrail! Who is taking advantage of the #hiking weather this weekend? Tell us about your adventures (and share your photos) in the comments!
#Celebrate! So many thanks go out to Dartmouth, The Trust for Public Land, the National Park Service, Hanover Conservancy, Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the Town of Hanover, New Hampshire for helping us preserve 175 acres of land along the #AppalachianTrail!

#ProtectYourTrail

The Trust For Public Land Acquires 175-Acre Hudson Farm From Dartmouth...

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Don't forget — only you can help us choose the Grand Prize winner of the #myATstory Contest! Vote daily for your favorite entry by visiting tinyurl.com/vote-myATstory. Voting closes at midnight EST on March 26, so cast your vote today!
Raising a family of #outdoor adventurers may take some extra work, but those efforts can pay off in a huge way. TheBigOutside.com provides some tips for raising kids that love their #hiking trips as much (or even more) than you do!

What are some tips you have for getting children excited for their next #AppalachianTrail adventure?

10 Tips For Raising Outdoors-Loving Kids | The Big Outside

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Today is the #InternationalDayOfForests, when we celebrate the many benefits that forests have on our health, our economy, and our #hiking adventures (plus so much more)!

For ways to help preserve the #AppalachianTrail and the forests surrounding it, visit appalachiantrail.org/volunteer.

Photo by Jonathan Ely.
Happy #FirstDayOfSpring! We're looking forward to the variety of wildflowers that will soon color the edges of the #AppalachianTrail!
According to readers at The Trek, these are the most difficult sections on the entire #AppalachianTrail. Do you agree?

The Hardest Sections on the Appalachian Trail

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Not sure where to start when planning your #backpacking meals? Mountain Crossings at Walasi-yi breaks down some simple-yet-satisfying meals to power you up the #AppalachianTrail.

What are some of your favorite #hiking meal recipes?

What’s in my food bag? | Mountain Crossings at Neel Gap

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The Land and Water Conservation Fund is an essential, bipartisan tool for protecting national & state parks, hunting and fishing areas, clean water sources and #hiking trails. If the Administration's proposed budget is approved, funding for the #LWCF will be slashed, putting America's wild spaces — including the #AppalachianTrail — at risk. Stand up for America's outdoors by contacting your...
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ATC Opposes Severe Cuts to Land and Water Conservation Fund

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Happy #StPatricksDay from the ATC! We're wearing green today, are you? #GreenTunnel

Photo by Greg "Weathercarrot" Walter.
Are you a female thinking about #hiking solo? Here are some tips from six women who have logged thousands of miles #backpacking solo in the backcountry.

18 Tips From Female Solo Hikers

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#MountainValleyPipeline failed to study the full scenic and environmental impacts of the pipeline on the #AppalachianTrail. If it is approved, the protections guarding all of the country's National Scenic Trails could be at risk.

For more information about the Mountain Valley Pipeline and how you can make your voice heard, visit appalachiantrail.org/stopthepipeline.

Will Pipelines Destroy Our Thru-Hikes?

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Brrr! Due to the #winter conditions, the #AppalachianTrail Conservancy visitor centers in Harpers Ferry, WV, and Boiling Springs, PA, will be closed today. If you hit the #trail, make sure to take extra precautions for the weather. #HikeSafe!
With #winter weather returning to the #AppalachianTrail, be aware of and prepared for the elements before setting out on your next #adventure.

For winter #hiking and #camping tips from REI, click here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

For up-to-date info on A.T. conditions, visit appalachiantrail.org/updates
A simple Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics skill that everyone at the #campsite will thank you for practicing... #ProtectYourTrail

Dispose of Waste Properly: Digging Catholes

When nature calls while you're out in nature, do you know how to go? Disposing of waste properly is an important part of every outdoor adventure,...

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“Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.”
—Janice Anderson

Photo by Tim Stewart. #ProtectYourTrail
Think having a baby means fewer #hiking adventures? Think again, according to Backpacker Magazine, which has tips for new parents wanting to introduce their infants to the great #outdoors.

Have you taken your baby #backpacking? If so, what tips do you have?

5 Reasons You Need to Adventure With Your Baby

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Oh, how #backpacking gear has changed! Check out this fascinating article at The Trek showing the evolution of backpacking gear since the days of Earl Schaffer, the first #AppalachianTrail thru-hiker!

Extra bonus: the article features the 1987 #thruhike gear list of the ATC's very own Laurie Potteiger!

How Backpacking Gear Has Changed Through the Decades - The Trek

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Happy #InternationalWomensDay! In 1955, Emma "Grandma" Gatewood became the first woman to #thruhike the entire #AppalachianTrail solo, inspiring women and men alike to experience the beauty of the great outdoors!