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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
The Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

The Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

Since podcasts first appeared on the smartphone scene in 2004, they’ve filled a niche for listeners who want to laugh, be inspired, be educated, or

Mar 9, 2019 : The Editors
REI Dividends Are in: Here’s How to Find Yours

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

It's the most wonderful time of the year. If you're anything like us, and we're guessing you are, you've spent more than a couple of bucks at REI

Mar 8, 2019 : The Editors
The Trek and Garage Grown Gear Present the Thru-Hiking Giveaway!

The Trek and Garage Grown Gear Present the Thru-Hiking Giveaway!

Welcome to your next gear kit, courtesy of Garage Grown Gear, yours truly, and 19 top-of-the-line cottage-industry backpacking gear brands. This is

Feb 27, 2019 : The Editors
Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

In this video, Dan shares his top 5 favorite pieces of gear that he carried with him on his SOBO PCT thru hike. His list is comprised of no-fuss,

Feb 18, 2019 : The Editors