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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Food Review: Wild Zora Backpacking Meals

Food Review: Wild Zora Backpacking Meals

In the burgeoning world of backpacking haute cuisine,

Mar 25, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Trump Signs Bill to Permanently Authorize Conservation Fund

Trump Signs Bill to Permanently Authorize Conservation Fund

Updated President Donald Trump signed a major conservation bill Tuesday that permanently authorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund and

Mar 13, 2019 : Hugh Owen
New Survey Threatens Mount Tecumseh’s Status as NH 4,000-Footer

New Survey Threatens Mount Tecumseh’s Status as NH 4,000-Footer

Mount Tecumseh, a member of New Hampshire's venerable lists within lists: the winter New Hampshire 48; the four season New Hampshire 48; the Grid

Feb 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Book Review: “When You Find My Body”; The Tragic Story of Gerry Largay

Book Review: “When You Find My Body”; The Tragic Story of Gerry Largay

Dee Dauphinee MSRP: $26.95 (240 pages. Release date June 2019) Publisher: Down East Books The story of thru-hiker Gerry "Inchworm" Largay was

Feb 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen
US Senate Renews Land and Water Conservation Fund

US Senate Renews Land and Water Conservation Fund

The US Senate passed a broad public lands conservation bill on Tuesday that includes permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Feb 12, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Meth, Not Bear, Killed Man in Smokies

Meth, Not Bear, Killed Man in Smokies

A man found dead in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September died of an accidental meth overdose before being partially eaten by a bear,

Feb 5, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Smokies, Shenandoah Reopen as Government Shutdown Ends

Smokies, Shenandoah Reopen as Government Shutdown Ends

Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks---key waypoints on the Appalachian Trail---fully reopened Saturday, Jan. 26, as the partial

Jan 27, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened some campgrounds and restrooms in the park that had been closed since the partial federal government

Jan 16, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua Tree Park Battered by Damage During Shutdown

Joshua trees cut down. Graffiti painted on rocks. Those images and more circulated like wildfire on social media as people expressed outrage over the

Jan 11, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Lost on Katahdin: An Incredible Story of a Boy’s Survival

Lost on Katahdin: An Incredible Story of a Boy’s Survival

For nine days 12-year-old Donn Fendler struggled through the wilderness surrounding Mount Katahdin in Maine, lost after being separated from his

Jan 9, 2019 : Hugh Owen