Climbs, Mud, Heat, and Rain SOBO on the Long Trail

Climbs, Mud, Heat, and Rain SOBO on the Long Trail

Nothing too fancy, just a quick update. This is actually a few days back. I'm currently right after I-89, between Route 2 and the Winooski River. The first 50 miles...

Jul 20, 2018 : Alan Goodwin
Thoughts on Leaving Trail, and Ankle Surgery

Thoughts on Leaving Trail, and Ankle Surgery

It's been a few days since I've posted.  Maybe it's because I don't feel as though I have anything to add to TheTrek.co or that I don't have anything to...

Jul 20, 2018 : Up-n-Ready
Volunteers Repair Fire-Damaged Section of CDT

Volunteers Repair Fire-Damaged Section of CDT

The section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) that was destroyed in the 2017 Image Montana Wilderness Association and the Revamping Plans for the CDT Image Blaze the...

Jul 20, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Fast Facts About My AT Thru-Hike

Fast Facts About My AT Thru-Hike

Hello again! It's been just over two weeks since I summited Mount Katahdin and finished my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Now that I've taken some time to recuperate, I'm ready to...

Jul 19, 2018 : Brandon Chase
My Hike Ends with a Memorable Day on Katahdin

My Hike Ends with a Memorable Day on Katahdin

Welcome back for another trail update. Day 93, 12.2 Miles: Campsite at Mile 2,064.2 to Monson As expected, it rained throughout most of the evening but I managed to stay...

Jul 19, 2018 : Brandon Chase
Monson Provides, and a Shakedown Eases the Load

Monson Provides, and a Shakedown Eases the Load

While I loved the beginning and the 100 miles of wilderness, it was nice to finally reach a town. Monson is the first town you come across for us SOBOs,...

Jul 19, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
What I Appreciate, What I Don’t Miss

What I Appreciate, What I Don’t Miss

I recently stayed in town (Truckee, CA) for a few days as I was lucky enough to have grown up near the area and have a place to stay. I...

Jul 19, 2018 : Taylor Sienkiewicz
Call Me Wildlife; and Lily Is Muddy Boots

Call Me Wildlife; and Lily Is Muddy Boots

That's my name now - don't wear it out! And Lily's trail name is Muddy Boots. We made it through the 100-Mile Wilderness in two pieces (one each, of course),...

Jul 19, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Fires Close Two Sections of PCT in Southern Oregon

Fires Close Two Sections of PCT in Southern Oregon

Two sections of the Pacific Crest Trail in southern Oregon have been closed as wildfires rage across the West, claiming lives and destroying homes. The Pacific Crest Trail Association, which

Jul 19, 2018 : The Editors
Cold Soaking: A Day in the Life

Cold Soaking: A Day in the Life

Cold soaking is the culinary art of backpacking without a stove (see also, stoveless).  While most hikers choose to carry a device with which they can cook a meal with...

Jul 19, 2018 : Brian Cornell