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The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $50

The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $50

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.

Nov 15, 2022 : The Editors
The 2022 AT Thru-Hiker Survey is Here!

The 2022 AT Thru-Hiker Survey is Here!

If you, or someone you know, attempted an Appalachian Trail thru-hike this year, you've come to the right place! Each year, we poll the current

Oct 10, 2022 : The Editors
Share Your Favorite Fall Foliage Hiking Photos with The Trek

Share Your Favorite Fall Foliage Hiking Photos with The Trek

Attention readers: we want to feature you (and your awesome photography skills!) on The Trek. Peak fall foliage is just around the corner in many

Sep 23, 2022 : The Editors
The Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Gear List

The Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Gear List

Alex "GPS" Brown contributed significantly to this ultralight backpacking gear list. Ultralight backpacking is a polarizing subject. Some think

Aug 16, 2022 : The Editors
The Best Hiking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day 2022

The Best Hiking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day 2022

We have yet to meet the person who doesn't like saving money and there's no better time to accomplish this than during Prime Day, Amazon's massive

Jul 13, 2022 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #15 | An Interview With Your Pre-Trail Self

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #15 | An Interview With Your Pre-Trail Self

Today marks the final episode of our third season. At the beginning of this year, before embarking on their SOBO thru-hikes, we asked our

Mar 21, 2022 : The Editors
Meet the Winner of the 2022 Backpacker Radio Sponsorship!

Meet the Winner of the 2022 Backpacker Radio Sponsorship!

Earlier this winter, The Trek's flagship podcast, Backpacker Radio, announced its first Sponsorship program. As part of this, the podcast would hook

Mar 7, 2022 : The Editors
Tell Us Your Story: How Has Thru-Hiking Changed Your Life?

Tell Us Your Story: How Has Thru-Hiking Changed Your Life?

This spring, The Trek will feature stories of hikers who were dramatically affected by thru-hiking. Did your life change substantially after/because

Mar 7, 2022 : The Editors
Best Synthetic Jackets for Thru-Hiking of 2022

Best Synthetic Jackets for Thru-Hiking of 2022

While down insulation still owns the field for thru-hiking jackets, synthetic-filled layers are making a dent in the category. As synthetic

Feb 24, 2022 : The Editors
Best Down Jackets for Thru-Hiking of 2022

Best Down Jackets for Thru-Hiking of 2022

Your insulating midlayer is a key component of your backpacking setup, and rarely is there a time when you should hit the trail without an insulation

Feb 15, 2022 : The Editors