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Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

We're excited to announce the start of a brand new video series here at The Trek: our biweekly video updates from selected Trek bloggers currently on

Feb 22nd : The Editors
Runner’s Foot Impaled by Intentionally Placed Nail on North Carolina Trail

Runner’s Foot Impaled by Intentionally Placed Nail on North Carolina Trail

Pinnacle Park near Asheville, North Carolina is closed after a runner's foot was impaled by a 4-inch galvanized nail intentionally hammered into an on

Feb 21st : The Editors
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Is Leaving Utah

Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Is Leaving Utah

After a meeting to address the recent disparities between Utah's state government actions and the ideals of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), th

Feb 16th : The Editors
Monday 2/20 is National Parks Free Entrance Day

Monday 2/20 is National Parks Free Entrance Day

Each year, the Department of the Interior waives the national park entry fees on a selection of designated days. The next fee-free day is Monday, Febr

Feb 16th : The Editors
Arc’teryx Follows Patagonia’s Lead, Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer

Arc’teryx Follows Patagonia’s Lead, Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer

Arc’teryx has followed Patagonia's lead, becoming the second brand in less than a week to announce their withdrawal from the Outdoor Retailer (OR) sho

Feb 10th : The Editors
Patagonia Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer, Protesting Revocation of Bears Ears National Monument

Patagonia Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer, Protesting Revocation of Bears Ears National Monument

Patagonia is the latest brand to make an active political statement by announcing their withdrawal from Outdoor Retailer—the outdoor industry's larges

Feb 7th : The Editors
13 Things 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need to Know

13 Things 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need to Know

Setting out to thru-hike is a complicated, somewhat overwhelming process, and it's impossible to know what the entirety of 2,000+ miles will throw at

Feb 6th : The Editors
Hiker’s Choice: Favorite Appalachian Trail Hostels

Hiker’s Choice: Favorite Appalachian Trail Hostels

The Appalachian Trail has a lot of defining characteristics, perhaps none as welcome to a weary hiker as the incredible hostel community running the l

Jan 31st : The Editors
Whatever Happened to: Trek Bloggers Class of 2016

Whatever Happened to: Trek Bloggers Class of 2016

Each year, The Trek signs up over 100 prospective thru-hikers to tell their story to our audience. Needless to say, some of our hikers fall off the fa

Jan 25th : The Editors
Hiker Trash Stories Vol. II

Hiker Trash Stories Vol. II

If Instagram is to be believed, thru-hiking is six months of triumphant peak bagging and sun-drenched selfies next to state-line signs. Except when it

Jan 4th : The Editors