Walking away from the adventure of a lifetime is hard, but it makes coming back to it especially rewarding. Here, five thru-hikers share their stories of failing and coming back for more.
Hostels are closing, volunteers are staying home, and trail organizations are advising hikers to cancel their plans
Despite the coronavirus, you can legally thru-hike the Appalachian Trail right now. But should you?
A wilderness medicine expert and former AT thru-hiker shares her tips for tackling a long-distance backpacking trip
Lucy Parks found trail culture far from fully accepting but refused to let fear stop them from thru-hiking the AT
Doctors told Trey Cate he'd never walk again after Iraq. Now he's organizing the most ambitious thru-hike of the decade.
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