Effie Drew

Writer + social media @ The Trek -- Probably playing outside somewhere. Since 2014, Baby and Luna pup have logged over 8,000 miles on long-distance adventures together, including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Cohos Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

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FLASH SALE: 25% off Trek Hats, Tees, and More (Very Limited Time)

FLASH SALE: 25% off Trek Hats, Tees, and More (Very Limited Time)

Summer's on.  Upgrade your trail wear with some seriously discounted Trek merch.  This is the biggest discount we've ever run.  Don't sleep on this

May 26, 2020 : Effie Drew
Gear Review: HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4

Gear Review: HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4

They're built for long trail races and technical terrain, but these shoes make an argument for themselves as a fantastic thru-hiking shoe. 

Apr 28, 2020 : Effie Drew
“Through the Great Southwest:” A Documentary about The Arizona Trail

“Through the Great Southwest:” A Documentary about The Arizona Trail

Through the Great Southwest is a newly released documentary film in which Darwin Rakestraw makes his directorial debut, in partnership with the

Apr 6, 2020 : Effie Drew
Stay Inspired During Quarantine with Jennifer Pharr Davis’s Armchair Adventure Book Club

Stay Inspired During Quarantine with Jennifer Pharr Davis’s Armchair Adventure Book Club

This is not what we pictured the hiking season of 2020 to look like. Just when we think that it'll be an injury, illness, family emergency, or

Apr 5, 2020 : Effie Drew
This Week’s Best REI Outlet Deals for Backpackers

This Week’s Best REI Outlet Deals for Backpackers

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI. Spring is around the corner and that means thru-hikers are hitting the trail in full force.

Mar 13, 2020 : Effie Drew
How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

So you’ve got all this gear ready to go… but now what? While out backpacking, everything that you need is carried on your back, in this pack. You’ll

Feb 18, 2020 : Effie Drew
REI Outlet Roundup: Best Deals for Backpackers

REI Outlet Roundup: Best Deals for Backpackers

Stretch your money a little further this backpacking season by taking advantage of REI's Outlet sales in the off-season. Here's a roundup of our favorite deals this week.

Jan 26, 2020 : Effie Drew
A Triple Crowner’s Advice for Following Through on Your Hiking Goals

A Triple Crowner’s Advice for Following Through on Your Hiking Goals

It’s January of a new decade and ’tis the season for ambitious lists, goals, and vision boards for the coming year—adventurous ambitions hopefully

Jan 20, 2020 : Effie Drew
Gear Review: Northern Ultralight Sundown

Gear Review: Northern Ultralight Sundown

The Northern Ultralight Sundown is built for ultralight thru-hiking. One of a very few Canadian cottage-brands, NUL gives us a light and versatile pack that performs in numerous circumstances.

Oct 30, 2019 : Effie Drew
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Deschutes Tarp

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Deschutes Tarp

For thru-hikers and backpackers looking for a simple ultralight shelter, the Deschutes Solo Tarp is a reliable and affordable choice. It’s not flashy, but it’s a shelter for anyone who likes to hike long days and optimize space in their pack.

Sep 20, 2019 : Effie Drew