Zach

My name is Zach. I am an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. I wrote a book called Appalachian Trials. It helps hikers mentally prepare for a half year backpacking trip. Find me on Facebook or The Google. I also giveaway cool stuff on the Appalachian Trials Newsletter. If you're planning on thru-hiking the Trail in the future, I encourage you to check out my Personal AT Coaching Page.

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The 2017 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

The 2017 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

And then there were twelve. Nearly sixty video entries poured into the here.  Thank you to Wediges.com for being the world's greatest polling platfor

Jan 17th : Zach
Heroic PCT Thru-Hiker Covers 90 Miles Eating Only McDoubles: Video and Interview

Heroic PCT Thru-Hiker Covers 90 Miles Eating Only McDoubles: Video and Interview

Thru-hikers love a good challenge.  After all, when you spend the better part of a half year walking, finding ways to spice up the steps can do wonder

Jan 5th : Zach
Announcing: The Badger Sponsorship 2017

Announcing: The Badger Sponsorship 2017

Calling all 2017 AT, PCT, and CDT thru-hikers!!! The Trek wants to sponsor you! That's right- it's that time of year- where we give away thousands

Jan 3rd : Zach
Meet the Class of 2016: 149 Glorious Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Completion Photos

Meet the Class of 2016: 149 Glorious Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Completion Photos

We've paid homage to the Apply to Join Our Bloggers PCT Class of 2016: Silent Bob Completion Date: 9/23 Trail Name: Fireman Completion Dat

Dec 14th : Zach
Appalachian Trials is Now The Trek

Appalachian Trials is Now The Trek

You just landed at theTrek.co, but your intended destination was AppalachianTrials.com. What in the Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going on? This is not a

Dec 3rd : Zach
The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

Gearing up for your 2017 treks?  Save big on your backpacking wishlist by shopping the below Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals. 1) Backcountry.com U

Nov 28th : Zach
The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

After you Hyperlite Mountain Gear 20% off sitewide. 3) Patagonia Up to 50% off. 5) Enlightened Equipment 10% off sitewide with code "BLACKFRIDAY1

Nov 25th : Zach
Congratulations to These 2016 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (11.22.16 Edition)

Congratulations to These 2016 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (11.22.16 Edition)

Oh. Snap.  As you probably know, we do our best 'round these parts to shine a spotlight on the

Nov 22nd : Zach
Congratulations to These 2016 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (10.26.16 Edition)

Congratulations to These 2016 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (10.26.16 Edition)

Oh. Snap.  As you probably know, we do our best 'round these parts to shine a spotlight on the

Oct 26th : Zach
Meet Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire, The Guy Who Hiked the Triple Crown (7,600 Miles) in Eight Months

Meet Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire, The Guy Who Hiked the Triple Crown (7,600 Miles) in Eight Months

TRIVIA QUESTION: How many people have hiked the entirety of the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails- better known as the Triple

Oct 26th : Zach