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ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

As of March 7th, the daily thru hiker class at Amicalola Falls. I took the time this past Saturday to attend one of these classes. Here's the low-down on what...

Mar 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Tips for Being Greener on Your Thru-Hike

Tips for Being Greener on Your Thru-Hike

As the countdown to your hike ticks closer, keep a few of these environmentally friendly suggestions in mind, as you go on your shakedown hike or repack your bag for...

Mar 7, 2018 : Tide Walker
5 Necessities For Chilly Winter Hikes

5 Necessities For Chilly Winter Hikes

Hiking in winter can be a fabulous experience: fresh powder, sunshine on frosted pine trees, and empty trails all make for unforgettable hiking conditions. Without the proper gear though, this

Mar 6, 2018 : Andrej Ilisin
Fueling a Healthy Thru-Hike on a Budget

Fueling a Healthy Thru-Hike on a Budget

Besides “Do you carry a gun,” one the most common questions on trail is “What do you eat?” From battling constant hunger, to pack weight considerations, to sticking to a...

Mar 5, 2018 : Katie Gerber
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Stacey Kozel and Phony Thru-Hikes

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Stacey Kozel and Phony Thru-Hikes

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to our second Mailbag with National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. She has authored Kaiha Bertollini. (No really, please don’t send that to Mailbag. I need at

Feb 26, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Why Every Hiker Should Take A Map and Compass Navigation Course

Why Every Hiker Should Take A Map and Compass Navigation Course

Whether it's for a short day hike, or roughing it for a few days in the backcountry, there are certain essentials that most hikers won't leave home without. Water, food,...

Feb 23, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Post the People: Tips for Photographing People on Trail

Post the People: Tips for Photographing People on Trail

Photography is my language. I'm a very visual person. It's how I communicate; how I teach, how I learn, how I share. You know, I tried to keep a journal...

Feb 17, 2018 : Kylie Torrence
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Online Feud Between Carrot Quinn and Lint

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Online Feud Between Carrot Quinn and Lint

The Trek Editor's Note We are thrilled to introduce a brand new series to The Trek- Mailbag with National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year. She's about as versatile as they...

Feb 14, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
65 Pieces of Advice From Past Thru-Hikers to Future Thru-Hikers

65 Pieces of Advice From Past Thru-Hikers to Future Thru-Hikers

A person can have a lot of questions as they prepare to hike through the woods, desert, or mountains for six months at a time. So we asked past thru-hikers...

Feb 9, 2018 : The Editors
“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

"What's the weather like in Georgia in the spring?" is one of what seems like millions of questions that thru-hiker hopefuls ask each year, over and over again, as their...

Feb 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett