With thru-hike season in full effect, everyone is either knee deep in their summer excursions or preparing for takeoff. With boundless options for where to plan your next thru-hike, there’s also a plethora of fun, interesting (and occasionally mysterious) facts about our favorite US trails. Some are more exciting than others, but it brings us joy to know there’s always something new to be discovered on our most esteemed thru hikes.
As some of you may already know, Earth Week (and Earth Day itself) are fast approaching for the later half of April. The specific dates are April 19th-25th with Earth Day taking place on April 22nd. With the trees and flowers blossoming, and the skies clearing up, there’s really no better time of year for us to reflect on the beautiful place we call home. More importantly, examining the effects that our occupancy has on it, and has had throughout history.