Appalachian Trail Community

More than Just a Footpath

The beauty of the Appalachian Trail includes those who choose to walk it. Below, peruse the latest news, events, community photos and more.

What we’re talking about

Marcia Fairweather on Katahdin

Appalachian Trail Pioneers: Marcia Fairweather

Marcia Fairweather broke new ground in 2008 when she completed the first known section-hike of the Appalachian Trail by an African American.

Photo by Krista Mallette

Post Trail Depression: What it's Like, How it Happens & How to Get Over It

After a long hike on the Appalachian Trail, returning to the "real world" can leave some hikers feeling blue. Thru-hiker Lynsey "Stubbs" Abrams discusses "post trail depression" and ways to help avoid it.

Kallin Family at ATC Headquarters in Harpers Ferry

Planning a Family Hike: Reconnecting Your Loved Ones with the Outdoors

Helpful tips for helping family members of all ages experience and appreciate their next outdoor adventure.




ATJourneys Magazine Inside Layout

​a.t. journeys  magazine

A.T. Journeys is our award-winning member magazine. We strive to provide equal representation of hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, the environment, the community and education in connection with the A.T. and ATC. The magazine is published four times a year, and advertising revenues directly support the publication and production of the magazine and help meet the ATC’s objectives.

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