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Hiker Rescued from Presidential Traverse on Saturday Has Died

Hiker Rescued from Presidential Traverse on Saturday Has Died

A hiker who was rescued near Mount Clay in New Hampshire's Presidential Mountains on Saturday night has died from his injuries, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game (NHFG). The...

Jun 21, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Recovering from Norovirus on the AT

Recovering from Norovirus on the AT

In her most recent episode, The Trek Vlogger Blossom updated us on her shoe swap, leaving behind her old shoes for a new pair of Topos. Like most hikers breaking...

Jun 17, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
5 Common Snakes You Might Encounter on the Appalachian Trail

5 Common Snakes You Might Encounter on the Appalachian Trail

Here at The Trek, we’re no strangers to the backcountry tradition of being aggressively and mortally afraid of various wildlife. You name it, chances are one of us has nursed...

Jun 17, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Meet the Family of 6 Finishing Their Triple Crown

Meet the Family of 6 Finishing Their Triple Crown

Meet the Bennetts, a family of six that has hiked the PCT, CDT, and PNT.  I caught up with 5/6 of them (and a Bennett cousin) almost a quarter of...

Jun 15, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Backpacker Radio #153 | AT Trail Days 2022: Thru-Hiker Interviews Part 2

Backpacker Radio #153 | AT Trail Days 2022: Thru-Hiker Interviews Part 2

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by goodr, we are joined by more AT Hiker Trash!  This is volume II of our thru-hiker...

Jun 13, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Hiker Struck by Lightning Near Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Hiker Struck by Lightning Near Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

A man from Norfolk, VA was hospitalized on Wednesday after being struck by lightning while hiking Sharp Top, a mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Bedford, VA. Units from...

Jun 10, 2022 : Kelly Floro
22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

As the snow melts in the PCT's Sierra Mountains and Katahdin opens to AT hikers, we find ourselves deep in the throes of thru-hiking season once more. For months now,...

Jun 9, 2022 : Katie Houston
Jennifer Pharr Davis’s 350-Mile Appalachian High Route is a Peak Bagger’s Dream

Jennifer Pharr Davis’s 350-Mile Appalachian High Route is a Peak Bagger’s Dream

So what do 350 miles of “new” trail look like? The Appalachian High Route is unique because a majority of the route follows preexisting trails. When asked how the Appalachian...

Jun 6, 2022 : Anna McKinney
Backpacker Radio #152 | Nancy East on her Smokies Map FKT, Search and Rescue, and New Book “Chasing the Smokies Moon”

Backpacker Radio #152 | Nancy East on her Smokies Map FKT, Search and Rescue, and New Book “Chasing the Smokies Moon”

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, brought to you by goodr, we are joined by peakbagger, author, search and rescuer, and all around awesome human, Nancy...

Jun 6, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Travels with Dadhi: A Dream Reimagined

Travels with Dadhi: A Dream Reimagined

This is a guest post by Eddie "Leaky Boots" Lough. “Leaky Boots, you have to understand that in India, there is no such thing as knives, forks or spoons!” Nitin...

Jun 3, 2022 : Guest Post