With no official governing body, it’s up to athletes to prove their fastest-known-time claims. But as the stakes increase, substantiating these feats has become more complex than ever. For those who still intend to pursue an FKT, though, these guidelines will help.
Now you can be part of trail history by helping put signs up along America's often-overlooked (but perhaps most beautiful) thru-hike
A group of hired caretakers, called ridgerunners, are working to protect America’s favorite wilderness footpath from the hordes of people who walk it each year
If successful, he'd be the first to do so. Sure, he's had to bail twice, but that won't stop him from trying again and again.
We asked a recent Appalachian Trail north-bounder to detail the most essential items during his 2,190-mile journey
The association that manages the West's premier national trail just paid $1.6 million to prevent a property owner from putting up a fence 150 miles shy of the Canadian border
Holly "Cargo" Harrison has finally reached the U.S. on a 15,000-mile hike through South and North America
Backpacking a trail of biblical proportions
And the potentially catastrophic injuries he suffered make the time even more impressive
August’s full solar eclipse is the first visible from the United States since 1979. Traveling over 14 states on its way east, from Oregon to South Carolina, the eclipse passes over the southern end of the Appalachian Trail - a 2,200-mile wilderness hike that winds from Georgia to Maine. Photographer Spike Johnson traveled to witness the event and survey the scene.