Hugh Owen

Editor, writer at The Trek. Passions: hiking, snowshoeing, bicycling, craft beer. After 42 years in the crucible of daily and weekly journalism, working for The Trek from home in my sweats and a with cup of coffee brings me great pleasure.

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Gear Review: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent

Gear Review: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent

The Torrent is HOKA ONE ONE's foray into their version of minimalist footwear, and its introduction in 2018 showcased a shoe unlike any of HOKA's

Jun 29, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Appalachian Trail Workers Get ATC Approval to Resume Maintenance

Appalachian Trail Workers Get ATC Approval to Resume Maintenance

Volunteer trail workers have been given the go-ahead by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to resume maintenance on the Appalachian Trail, months

Jun 27, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Shelters Reopen on Long Trail, Appalachian Trail in Vermont

Shelters Reopen on Long Trail, Appalachian Trail in Vermont

Shelters and privies on the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail in Vermont have reopened with suggested COVID-19 guidelines as of Friday, June

Jun 26, 2020 : Hugh Owen
PCT Days Canceled for 2020

PCT Days Canceled for 2020

The event director of PCT Days said Wednesday, June 24, that the annual three-day festival scheduled in August this year will be canceled. The

Jun 24, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Coree Woltering Sets FKT for Ice Age Trail

Coree Woltering Sets FKT for Ice Age Trail

Ultrarunner Coree Woltering set the Fastest Known Time for the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail on June 22, running the breadth of Wisconsin in 21 days, 13

Jun 23, 2020 : Hugh Owen
“Into the Wild” Bus Removed From Alaskan Wilderness

“Into the Wild” Bus Removed From Alaskan Wilderness

The bus made famous by the book and movie Into the Wild was removed from the Alaskan wilderness after it was deemed a hazard to hikers. Two people

Jun 20, 2020 : Hugh Owen
ATC Says It is Likely to Recommend AT Thru-Hikes Soon

ATC Says It is Likely to Recommend AT Thru-Hikes Soon

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy said on Tuesday, June 16, that within the next few weeks it was likely to recommend that thru-hikers and all other

Jun 16, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Junction Backpack

Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Junction Backpack

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Junction  joins the Southwest and Windrider in Hyperlite Mountain Gear's series of lightweight packs geared toward

Jun 16, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Supreme Court Gives Go-Ahead for Pipeline Under AT in Virginia

Supreme Court Gives Go-Ahead for Pipeline Under AT in Virginia

The  US Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 15, that the US Forest Service has the authority to allow a natural gas pipeline to run under the

Jun 15, 2020 : Hugh Owen
US Supreme Court Says Civil Rights Law Protects LGBTQ+ Workers

US Supreme Court Says Civil Rights Law Protects LGBTQ+ Workers

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday, June 15, that  federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender workers. The landmark

Jun 15, 2020 : Hugh Owen