Oh hey there! I'm Ibex, the lead writer and content editor of this site. Before I started working for The Trek, I thru-hiked the AT and explored many other incredible trails around North America. I mostly spend my spare time scheming new adventures and inadvertently setting my hair on fire while cooking.
It may not be as sexy as a tent, backpack, or sleeping bag, but the humble backpacking sleeping pad is just as critical (and often just as expensive)
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) indicated in a post on January 21st that they will not issue hangtags or recognize thru-hikes while the
The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) announced on January 5 that 2021 PCT Long-distance Permits will be issued at normal levels starting
Every (normal) year, prospective PCT thru-hikers queue up in an online waiting room to apply for a PCT Long-distance Permit. This interagency pass is
New year, new plans. 2020 may have been the life goals-equivalent of getting hit in the face by a water balloon full of warm, chunky trash juice, but
2020: Well, that happened. The pandemic has turned our lives upside down and come to define our lives in many ways. But amazingly, there was more to
Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a huge undertaking—and in the age of Covid, that could be more true now than it ever has been before. If you're
You know that sinking feeling you sometimes get when you have to leave the trail for civilized life? Imagine you never have to feel that
It's that time of year again. If you're looking for the perfect budget-friendly gift for the thru-hiker in your life, never fear: we're here to help.
Today is National Take a Hike Day. What better way to celebrate than with a day hike in your local area? No matter where you live, chances are there