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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6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

Capturing pretty pictures from the backcountry requires only a camera and a desire to explore. Consistently snapping jaw-dropping, eye-catching, or

Mar 19, 2017 : Zach
Future AT Thru-Hikers: Please Register Your Hike

Future AT Thru-Hikers: Please Register Your Hike

The following guest post is courtesy of the the During hiking season, shelter sites near the starting point have limited capacity.  Once that

Feb 5, 2017 : Zach
Dusty Camel Sets Out to Thru-Hike the Arizona Trail (with a Ridiculous Catch)

Dusty Camel Sets Out to Thru-Hike the Arizona Trail (with a Ridiculous Catch)

There's a good chance you're already familiar with Ian Mangiardi and/or Andy Laub.  Seven years ago, by the fate of the Internet overlords, I was put

Jan 26, 2017 : Zach
Meet the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2017 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

At the beginning of this month, we unveiled the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Gossamer Gear Backpack One (1) Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Sleeping Pad

Jan 26, 2017 : Zach
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

Jan 17, 2017 : 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

Jan 5, 2017 : 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

Jan 3, 2017 : Zach
Meet the Class of 2016: 164 Glorious Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Completion Photos

Meet the Class of 2016: 164 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

Dec 14, 2016 : 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

Dec 3, 2016 : 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)

Nov 28, 2016 : Zach