Hi. My name is Alexandria, trail name Soulshine. I hiked over 1,750 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. I'm the one on trail who brings far too much first aide gear, eats produce almost every day yet ALWAYS has bags of sugar-y candy. Being out in the wilderness for over five months changed my life in the most positive ways, and I'm yearning to find ways to bring that positivity into society. Let's connect!
A nutritious diet isn’t something a lot of first time thru-hikers focus on. Being exhausted from logging 20+ mile days can lead to binge eating
The Sierra Designs High Route 1 FL is the first non-freestanding tent I have ever used. Because of this I was pretty nervous to see how it’d turn
Yes, you will be spending most of your nights outside during a PCT thru-hike. But when you cross into a town, it's common to want a warm bed to sleep
The 5th annual Flip Flop Festival will once again see Appalachian Trail thru-hiker hopefuls off as they begin their hike across the Appalachian
Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Appalachian Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their
Each year, we invite Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to send us their finish photos, whether they’re lifting their pack over their head atop Katahdin,
Here at The Trek, we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations on your incredible journey. Whether you started in the desert, at the
The holidays are a joyous time of year for so many reasons. We are surrounded by family and friends, there is plenty of food to go around, and pie.
This is the season to be gearing up while saving money. We scoured the internet to find the best and most timely deals on some of our favorite
PCT northbounders are ending their trek to Canada! In true PCT fashion, fire closures made things interesting this year and stopped some hikers at