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Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Some people set out on a thru-hike and quit. Others complete the hike and decide it was fun, but not fun enough to do again. Those who can't stop

Mar 29, 2017 : The Editors
Hiker Trash: Volume III

Hiker Trash: Volume III

Hikers are trashy folk, and the Hiker Trash submissions keep rolling in. Here's Volume III of the trashiest of the trash, including leftover

Mar 28, 2017 : The Editors
Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Thru-hikers will use trekking poles to smash open discarded cans of fruit cocktail without a second thought, so it goes without saying that one of

Mar 23, 2017 : The Editors
Tales from the Trail: Hiker Videos Volume II

Tales from the Trail: Hiker Videos Volume II

Welcome to our second installment of Tales From the Trail, where we post straight-from-the-trail (or pre-trail...) video updates from our 2017

Mar 22, 2017 : The Editors
Thru-Hiker Favorites: The Essential Non-Essentials

Thru-Hiker Favorites: The Essential Non-Essentials

Aside from the Big Three (and important things like shoes and socks), there are some items that just make a thru-hike more comfortable. We polled

Mar 20, 2017 : The Editors
REI Dividends Are Out: Here’s How to Find Yours

REI Dividends Are Out: Here’s How to Find Yours

It's that time of year again... when the gear nerds REI members get rewarded for their dollars spent at REI over the past year. In case you missed

Mar 17, 2017 : The Editors
Grim Outlook for 2017 Lyme Disease Forecast in New England

Grim Outlook for 2017 Lyme Disease Forecast in New England

According to a deer tick image Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tips for Preventing Lyme Disease Make sure to do thorough tick

Mar 10, 2017 : The Editors
Complete List of Hostels on the Appalachian Trail

Complete List of Hostels on the Appalachian Trail

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. Here, we've listed ~70 places to stay from Georgia to

Mar 9, 2017 : The Editors
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 22, 2017 : 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

Feb 21, 2017 : The Editors