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Apparel Review: Kari Traa Women’s Clothing

Apparel Review: Kari Traa Women’s Clothing

Kari Traa is a European sportswear brand growing in popularity across the US. As of the past few seasons, a wide selection of the brand's items can

Aug 10, 2019 : The Editors
Boots Vs. Trail Runners: Two Loyalists Compare and Contrast

Boots Vs. Trail Runners: Two Loyalists Compare and Contrast

Hiking boots or trail runners? Years ago there wasn't a choice. Leather hiking boots ruled the trail. But trail runners are now king of the

Jul 29, 2019 : The Editors
Avalanche Danger and Staying Safe on the CDT in 2019

Avalanche Danger and Staying Safe on the CDT in 2019

Due to increased snowpack and avalanche danger this year, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is encouraging all CDT hikers (thru-hikers

May 25, 2019 : The Editors
2019 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Favorite Gear and Top Advice

2019 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Favorite Gear and Top Advice

We're a few solid months into thru-hiker season on the Appalachian Trail, and it seemed as good a time as any to check in with our bloggers. We asked

May 23, 2019 : The Editors
Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ California Collection Apparel

Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ California Collection Apparel

Sierra Designs' California Collection is a nod to the company's roots. The sporty, stylish apparel side of this collection is all partly manufactured

May 3, 2019 : The Editors
How to Choose Your Stove and Water Purification for the Pacific Crest Trail

How to Choose Your Stove and Water Purification for the Pacific Crest Trail

Aside from shelters and sleep systems on the PCT, you'll need to eat and drink. In this post, we'll cover stove and cookware choices, as well as

May 1, 2019 : The Editors
How to Choose a Backpack for a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

How to Choose a Backpack for a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

Before you buy a backpack for your PCT thru-hike, get a reasonable idea of what your pack weight will be (all your gear, food, and water). Most

Apr 4, 2019 : The Editors
REI Member Rewards Are 3/22-4/8. Here’s How We’re Spending Our Dividends.

REI Member Rewards Are 3/22-4/8. Here’s How We’re Spending Our Dividends.

In case you somehow missed the *biggest event of the year,* REI dividends hit our collective accounts on March 7. Each year in conjunction with this

Mar 22, 2019 : The Editors
We Need Your Help: Vote for The Trek to Win FedEx’s Small Business Grant!

We Need Your Help: Vote for The Trek to Win FedEx’s Small Business Grant!

Help us help you. The Trek wants to better serve the long-distance backpacking community.  By voting for us in FedEx's Small Business Grant

Mar 12, 2019 : The Editors
Resupplying and Accessing Towns Along the Appalachian Trail

Resupplying and Accessing Towns Along the Appalachian Trail

Resupplying on the Appalachian Trail is easier then you might think. While the heart of the AT takes you through the Appalachian mountains and

Mar 9, 2019 : The Editors