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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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
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

Nov 25, 2016 : 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 22, 2016 : 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 26, 2016 : Zach