Apply to Become A Writer for The Trek

Love backpacking + writing?

The Trek wants YOU! (insert Uncle Sam point)

The Trek Writers are those who want to share their backpacking expertise with the world.  If you’re looking to build your writing portfolio, want to be part of a tight knit and rapidly growing community, and/or love to share your insights about any and all things outdoors, the The Trek Writer role is for you.

NOTE: If you’re a current or future thru-hiker who’s looking to blog your journey on The Trek, you want to head to this page. 

You’ll get to be part of a highly knowledgeable and skilled team, lead by Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials author Zach Davis, the chance to test and review new backpacking gear, and establish yourself as a leader as part of a growing and friendly backpacking community.

The ideal candidate has a strong knowledge and enthusiasm for long-distance backpacking, hiking, being outside, growing and/or appreciating beards, and trail mix.

Apply Here

Comments 4

  • Kelly Kiel : May 19th

    Looks like you need a proofreader/copyeditor. “You’ll want to this page”. I think you meant “You’ll want to LIKE this page.” I love writing, reading, proofreading and hiking. Planning a thru-hike in 2017.

  • Anthony Mannello : Jan 12th

    Hey Trek.

    My name is Cruise. This last season you had recommended me as one of the top thru -hikers to follow of instagram. Thank you so much. As I continue to hike year after year, it’s nice to know my photography is making an impact, even a small impact is nice. I am reaching out to you guys about this upcoming hiking season. I will be hiking on the PCT for the second time. Last year I hiked the CDT with Rabbit. I want to extend an offer of being a trail correspondant and photographer if you need some good photos or video. I know you probably have a lot of inquiries and I appreciate your time. Thanks!


  • John Joseph Hamilton : Apr 9th

    I really don’t think trail mix and beards mix that well unless you want hair in your food.

  • Shovktop : Jul 28th

    Hey i just submitted what I hope is a complete application, but given that I’m working with a cheap phone and connection, who knows! Pls let me know if it’s ok, thx.


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