Advice

Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

There tends to be a pretty negative reaction when people ask about bringing their dog on a thru-hike. It’s not necessarily that dogs are incapable of thru-hiking, more than many...

Jun 20, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can find upcoming book tour events newest book. Question: Hi Jen! AT 2016'er here. A lot...

Jun 18, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Teaching Your Puppy the Joy of Hiking: Training Basics

Teaching Your Puppy the Joy of Hiking: Training Basics

You’ve done it. You’ve finally done it. After years of dreaming, you finally made the decision to take the plunge and bring home your own little bundle of joy. What?...

Jun 7, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: 7 Tips for Finding Solitude on the Appalachian Trail

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: 7 Tips for Finding Solitude on the Appalachian Trail

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can catch her upcoming book tour over the next few weeks in Hanover NH, Colby...

Jun 4, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
You Can Do Trail Magic, You Just Have to Do it Right

You Can Do Trail Magic, You Just Have to Do it Right

It’s no mystery why hikers in the midst of a grueling long-distance journey love trail magic. Whether you’re having a great day or feeling ground down, hot, cold, tired, or...

Jun 4, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Essential Considerations for International Backpacking

Essential Considerations for International Backpacking

In the same way as the things you carry vary according to the terrain you hike, international backpacking requires some adjustments. I have been backpacking the length of the Andes...

May 28, 2018 : Bethany Hughes
How to Train for (and Hike) Mt. Whitney, the Tallest Peak in the Lower 48

How to Train for (and Hike) Mt. Whitney, the Tallest Peak in the Lower 48

How do you prepare for Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Lower 48? At 14,505 feet, Mt. Whitney is one of the most ventured peaks in the Eastern Sierra,...

May 24, 2018 : Hannah Seligson
11 Things Vegan PCT Hikers Should Know

11 Things Vegan PCT Hikers Should Know

As a vegan thru-hiker and a foodie, finding new vegan options wherever I am is always a priority. I will always alter my plans to try a new vegan place,...

May 23, 2018 : Bridget Love
Eight-Day Backpacking Food Plan and Tips

Eight-Day Backpacking Food Plan and Tips

I’m “that” hiker. The one with the food spreadsheet that includes weight and calories per ounce. I figured I may as well put all my hard work into an easy-to-understand...

May 17, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

At over 550 trail miles, Virginia is the longest state on the Appalachian Trail. Hikers reach the state line at mile 466, three miles before Damascus, and most will be in...

May 15, 2018 : The Editors