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Running Through Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin

Running Through Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin

Upon entering Wyoming, the CDT transitions quite rapidly from forested mountains to the flat and treeless basin of Wyoming's Red Desert. We emerged from the trees and descended to sagebrush...

Jul 31, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List Review

Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List Review

Before starting my thru-hike, I posted my Appalachian Trail gear list, which I had spent a long time dialing in and shaking down. Now that I've finished the trail, I...

Jul 31, 2018 : Brandon Chase
Seasonal Gear Swap

Seasonal Gear Swap

It’s a bit late to be writing about this, but I’ve been meaning to share what I sent home once summer descended with her heat, humidity and bugs.  My parents...

Jul 31, 2018 : Elise Wallace
A day on the Appalachian Trail

A day on the Appalachian Trail

The best mornings are when I wake up in my tent after a night without my rain fly. I can see birds fly in the canopied trees above my sleeping...

Jul 30, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Escaping Fires While Putting Oregon in the Rearview

Escaping Fires While Putting Oregon in the Rearview

Hello everyone out there in The Trek land. I'm currently in Packwood, WA, with less than 400 miles to go and again behind on the updates. Below you will find...

Jul 30, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Backpacker Radio Episode 16: Furball on Thru-Hiking with Your Dog, Tour du Mont Blanc, and Appalachian Trail Terminology

Backpacker Radio Episode 16: Furball on Thru-Hiking with Your Dog, Tour du Mont Blanc, and Appalachian Trail Terminology

In Episode 16 the Paprika Pals sit down with Tour Du Mont Blanc United will ship your dog to the wrong place or Thru-Hiker Glossary Have any praise, questions, praise,...

Jul 30, 2018 : Zach
50 Days on the Te Araroa

50 Days on the Te Araroa

Four months removed from my trip to New Zealand and fully immersed in work life, I figured this would be a great time to share my experience tramping in New...

Jul 29, 2018 : Jesse Smith
The Path to Heaven and the Climb from Hell

The Path to Heaven and the Climb from Hell

First, we’re still alive and well. Second, we know it’s been awhile since our last post, and we apologize for this. Not to make excuses but we’ve been out of...

Jul 29, 2018 : Nolan and Michelle
Book Four, Chapter Five – Oregon or Bust

Book Four, Chapter Five – Oregon or Bust

Yes, I fixed my phone. It turns out that Android keeps a sort of index of all your pictures, separate from the pictures themselves. And this index can get corrupted....

Jul 29, 2018 : Smokebeard
Long Days Taking in the Enchantment of the Basin

Long Days Taking in the Enchantment of the Basin

The Great Divide Basin in Wyoming is a section of trail road that not too many hikers speak highly of.  This is due to the heat, exposure, and lack of...

Jul 29, 2018 : Brian Cornell