||Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of sitting on hard classroom chairs, children could learn from nature and hard work? This year, one family will do just that. In January, we had the chance to interview Christen Farmer, who will be taking four of her children, ages 17- to 11-years-old, on the Appalachian Trail for a thru-hike.
|>>Celebrating America's Hiking Trails
||This December we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of naming The Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store®. There is no better way to celebrate than by spotlighting four spectacular books about America's hiking trails. It doesn't hurt that the Appalachian Trail is prominent in three of the four books!
|>>Repurpose Your Old Maps
||If you're like us, you have a stash of old, outdated Appalachian Trail maps scattered around your house. For America Recycles Day, we decided to break out those old maps and find a new use for them. It doesn't hurt that we got to do a little DIY magic...
|>>Ultimate A.T. Gift Guide 2017
||This year, give your friends and family amazing gifts and support the Trail at the same time. We have the Ultimate Appalachian Trail gifts for every budget, and all net proceeds from your purchases go toward volunteer-centered preservation of the Appalachian Trail...
|>>Mona Lisa Flip Flop
||The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) defines a thru-hike as completing the entire Appalachian Trail in 12 months or less. Each year more people attempt a thru-hike, and increasingly, hikers are choosing to start somewhere in the middle of the Trail. Generally, these alternative itineraries...
|>>Safety on the Appalachian Trail
||Fall is here and the temperatures are dropping. As you pull out your fall and winter hiking gear, remember that hunting season is also upon us. Hunting is allowed near the Trail along portions of the 2,000-plus miles and 14 states the Trail traverses. Hunting season laws...
|>>Interview: Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy
||On August 31, 2017, Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy completed his northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) considers every hiker that completes the Trail a "2,000-miler," whether they take the average 6 months...
|>>The 14 State Challenge
||Completed on August 14, 1937, the Appalachian Trail winds its way over 2,000 miles through 14 states and has become an icon of long-distance hiking. Each year, thousands of people begin the arduous 5-7 month journey to complete a thru-hike. However, on average...
||You may have noticed a few changes over the previous months. Here at the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store, we are well into a virtual store renovation – spring cleaning plus new looks. We are working to improve your experience by providing updated photos...
||Welcome to The Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store...home of all the official guidebooks and maps for the Appalachian Trail, along with interpretive and photographic books about the Trail, A.T. apparel and the best Trail-related gifts in the world, many exclusive to this site...