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Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

This article will either help you choose a section to hike, or will spark some daydreams about your future thru-hike.

Mar 31, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. We've listed 120+ places to stay between Georgia and Maine, including a few lodgings...

Mar 22, 2021 : The Editors
5 Shorter Thru-Hikes for 2021: Trails Brace for Increased Use

5 Shorter Thru-Hikes for 2021: Trails Brace for Increased Use

With COVID-19 far from over, many are rethinking their plans to thru-hike any of the Triple Crown trails this year. This comes after the Appalachian Trail asked hikers to limit...

Mar 9, 2021 : Alex Murphy
Trail Profile: Backpacking PA’s Susquehannock Trail System

Trail Profile: Backpacking PA’s Susquehannock Trail System

The Susquehannock Trail System (STS) traverses some of the most remote terrain in Pennsylvania, with more wildlife than people. Although numerous trails make up the STS, the route runs as...

Mar 5, 2021 : Troy Zohner
The Best Backpacking Tents of 2021

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2021

Choosing a tent for your thru-hike is a big deal, but it's also probably the least stressful house shopping experience you'll have over the course of your lifetime. Enjoy it....

Feb 11, 2021 : The Editors
Thru-Hiking in 2021, COVID-19, and The Trek’s Platform

Thru-Hiking in 2021, COVID-19, and The Trek’s Platform

It was roughly this time last year when it felt as if hell was rising to the earth’s surface. A virus we knew little about, aside from its ability to...

Feb 10, 2021 : Zach
A life worth looking back on

A life worth looking back on

I know these introductions are very cringe-worthy, repetitive, and could be classified as small talk that in reality, doesn’t capture anyone’s attention. So, ill say it as concise and entertaining...

Feb 8, 2021 : Marcelo Vargas
12 Time-Saving Tips So You Can Hike More Miles

12 Time-Saving Tips So You Can Hike More Miles

There comes a time in every thru-hike where you have to hike a high mileage day. These tips will help you find more time in your day to hike.

Feb 3, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps

How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps

A thru-hike is difficult enough without making videos along the way. But if you’ve decided to vlog your thru-hike, the following tips will help you create more compelling videos for...

Jan 22, 2021 : Evan Schaeffer
The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

Beyond the Appalachian Trail, many backpackers overlook Pennsylvania as a backpacking destination. Hikers from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, however, appreciate the plentiful backpacking

Jan 18, 2021 : Troy Zohner