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The Science of What’s in Your Water, and Different Treatment Options

The Science of What’s in Your Water, and Different Treatment Options

You know you should treat your water. You know there are bugs potentially floating in that water, but what exactly could be in there? When should you use a certain...

Nov 14, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Vermont

As the Appalachian Trail moves north through New England, the sections get steadily longer—and so do the climbs. Stretching 150 miles between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Vermont beckons with

Nov 7, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Here’s How 5 Thru-Hikers Figured Out Their Lives After The Trail

Here’s How 5 Thru-Hikers Figured Out Their Lives After The Trail

The gear, permits, finances—not to mention the thru-hike itself—are enough to think about when you decide to attempt a long-distance trek. In fact, it's so much that often the "what...

Oct 31, 2019 : The Editors
The Long Trail Survey: Favorite Towns, Restaurants, Shelters, Gear, and More

The Long Trail Survey: Favorite Towns, Restaurants, Shelters, Gear, and More

A few weeks ago, The Trek’s founder, Zach Davis, completed the Long Trail, which runs 272 miles through Vermont from the Massachusetts border to the Canadian border. Zach also conducted...

Oct 25, 2019 : Mariposa
Post-Trail Depression: It’s Not What You Think

Post-Trail Depression: It’s Not What You Think

Over the past month, I have had the immense pleasure and privilege of interviewing thru-hikers (and one LASHer) about their experiences transitioning from trail back to "normal life." I spoke...

Oct 25, 2019 : Anne K. Baker
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Massachusetts

Hold on to your hats, folks, because you’re about to embark on a wild ride known as the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail. After hundreds of rolling mid-Atlantic miles, the longer views...

Oct 22, 2019 : Kelly Floro
How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in Great Sand Dunes National Park

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in Great Sand Dunes National Park

Colorado is home to a seemingly endless amount of backpacking and hiking trails. While each area of the state boasts vastly different and diverse landscapes, none are as unique as...

Oct 17, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Fall is here, which means hiking season is fading into eating season. For those of us who will be dreaming of warmer trails and longer miles, it can be a...

Oct 11, 2019 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

After 70 miles of gentle ridge walking in New Jersey, the AT gets tougher in New York. It enters the state near the town of Lakeside, New Jersey (mile 1,368),...

Oct 2, 2019 : Kelly Floro
My Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail Gear Lists: The Things I Didn’t Carry

My Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail Gear Lists: The Things I Didn’t Carry

Two years ago I wrote a post for this website called Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson. In it I talked about the enormity of the...

Oct 1, 2019 : Jessica Tinios