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Conquering A Granite Goliath: A 5-Minute Film of Mount Whitney That’ll Take Your Breath Away

Conquering A Granite Goliath: A 5-Minute Film of Mount Whitney That’ll Take Your Breath Away

"On June 2nd, 2018, four friends, Jason Forman, Mike Goubeaux, Brent Kiser, and I drove up to the Whitney Portal and began to prepare to summit Mt.

Sep 4, 2018 : The Editors
A Fivesome Thru-Hiked the Wonderland Trail and Made a Music Video Along the Way

A Fivesome Thru-Hiked the Wonderland Trail and Made a Music Video Along the Way

The “Wonderland Wanderers,” formerly known as Heather Reece, Tiffany Bartlett, Jeremy Bartlett, Lydia Williams, and Brian Williams, thru-hiked

Aug 24, 2018 : The Editors
Our Favorite Deals from REI’s Labor Day Sale

Our Favorite Deals from REI’s Labor Day Sale

Labor Day means the end of summer, means a long weekend, means shoulder season adventuring has begun.  To celebrate, REI is offering a slew of

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by These Salomon shoes handled the endless rocks, roots and rebar of the Appalachian Trail like

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Women’s Hiking Apparel

The Best Women’s Hiking Apparel

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI.  You can find their array of quality women's clothing Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Zip-T MSRP:

Jul 26, 2018 : The Editors
Best Gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

Best Gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

Each year (sometimes twice a year if we're feeling froggy) The Trek hits up Outdoor Retailer, the industry's largest trade show. This semiannual

Jul 26, 2018 : The Editors
PCT Trail Closure Reduced near Northern Terminus

PCT Trail Closure Reduced near Northern Terminus

The Pacific Crest Trail fire closure near the Northern Terminus has been reduced to 17.5 miles, from near the Slate Peak Lookout (mile 2,623.6) to

Jul 19, 2018 : The Editors
[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

[UPDATED] Man’s Death on AT In Maryland Ruled an Accident

The death of a man whose body was was found July 9 below Black Rock overlook on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland has been ruled an

Jul 10, 2018 : The Editors
Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

The pack you choose says a lot about your hiking style. Are you an ultralight fastpacker? Do you carry everything but the kitchen sink? Most likely

Jun 25, 2018 : The Editors
AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

AT Hiker Drowns Attempting to Cross Kennebec River

The body of 39-year-old Michael Camiso was found Tuesday in Caratunk, Maine. Camiso went missing earlier in May, and it has been surmised that he

May 28, 2018 : The Editors