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Appalachian Trail Game Launches on Android and iOS

Appalachian Trail Game Launches on Android and iOS

Calling all thru-hikers, thru-hiker hopefuls, and Oregon Trail aficionados. We now have a chance to send a hapless digital hiker through the trials

May 16, 2017 : The Editors
24 Insane Thru-Hike Transformation Photos

24 Insane Thru-Hike Transformation Photos

One of the (only) givens of a thru-hike is that you're going to undergo some sort of physical transformation. Each hiker is different—from extreme

May 12, 2017 : The Editors
Tales from the Trail: Volume IV

Tales from the Trail: Volume IV

In this week's edition of Tales from the Trail, we get one of the most accurate descriptions of hiking the Appalachian Trail on record: "If the AT

May 11, 2017 : The Editors
How Long-Distance Backpacking Changes Your Relationship with the Outdoors

How Long-Distance Backpacking Changes Your Relationship with the Outdoors

Did you know National Trails Day is coming up? Did you know it existed? On June 3rd, clubs and organizations around the country will host trail

May 5, 2017 : The Editors
From Drugs & Alcohol to the PCT: Watch “A Single Step” Here

From Drugs & Alcohol to the PCT: Watch “A Single Step” Here

Last week, a different sort of PCT thru-hiking documentary quietly went live.   The Trek: Where did you meet Colin and Andrew? What inspired you

Apr 24, 2017 : The Editors
Hiking Groups Can Now Register For Campsites on the AT

Hiking Groups Can Now Register For Campsites on the AT

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) recently released a campsite registration system:  voluntary thru-hiker registration, AT CAMP aims to

Apr 18, 2017 : The Editors
Thru-Hiker Approved Base Layers

Thru-Hiker Approved Base Layers

Base layers are arguably a long-distance hiker's most versatile piece of clothing. We sleep in them, we hike in them, and since we're always wearing

Apr 18, 2017 : The Editors
Tales from the Trail: Volume III

Tales from the Trail: Volume III

Welcome to our third edition of Tales from the Trail, our dispatch from hikers on the AT and PCT. With these videos, you'll get to see some

Apr 17, 2017 : The Editors
Behold The Trek’s Most Popular Posts

Behold The Trek’s Most Popular Posts

Like any content-driven platform, our posts have a huge variance in popularity. Here are the most popular posts in our entire history (which is only

Apr 11, 2017 : The Editors
National Park Week Free Days: April 15-16, 22-23

National Park Week Free Days: April 15-16, 22-23

Each year, the Department of the Interior waives the national park entry fees on a selection of designated days. In celebration of the 2017 National

Apr 4, 2017 : The Editors