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Dogs and The Smokies: What You Need to Know

Dogs and The Smokies: What You Need to Know

There's nothing quite like heading into the great outdoors with my best friends. Those best friends

Feb 27, 2017 : Tinkerbell
Going Ultralight: The Struggle is Real (Gear video included)

Going Ultralight: The Struggle is Real (Gear video included)

Yesterday, I discussed the John Zahorian, have completed multiple thru hikes with less than 6 pounds

Feb 26, 2017 : Jim McNelis
Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

We're excited to announce the start of a brand new video series here at The Trek: our biweekly video

Feb 22, 2017 : The Editors
Meet The Hostel: Greasy Creek Friendly

Meet The Hostel: Greasy Creek Friendly

One sunny cold February afternoon, I headed out through the lovely Appalachians to visit this lonely

Feb 12, 2017 : Bloodhound
Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

When I first started doing research, reading about the trail and talking to experienced hikers about

Feb 12, 2017 : The Stones
13 Things 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need to Know

13 Things 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need to Know

Setting out to thru-hike is a complicated, somewhat overwhelming process, and it's impossible to kno

Feb 6, 2017 : The Editors
The 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Should be Following on Instagram

The 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Should be Following on Instagram

I present below the coolest thru-hiking Instagrammers you never knew you needed in your life: Whe

Feb 5, 2017 : Shani
Hikers! Don’t forget… YO MOMMA!

Hikers! Don’t forget… YO MOMMA!

I can't imagine the nerves a parent might feel before their child starts a 2,190.3 mile pilgrimage a

Feb 2, 2017 : Nick Parsons
Better Late Than Never: Starting a NOBO Thru-Hike in May

Better Late Than Never: Starting a NOBO Thru-Hike in May

Everything my fiancé Luna and I had read prior to setting out on the Appalachian Trail told us that

Feb 2, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
Baxter State Park Places Limits on Thru-Hiker Permits

Baxter State Park Places Limits on Thru-Hiker Permits

It was recently announced that Baxter State Park (BSP) will be limiting the number of Appalachian Tr

Feb 2, 2017 : Kenny Howell