Beyond the AT

Apples to Oranges: The Florida Trail

Apples to Oranges: The Florida Trail

A friend recently pointed out that I don’t update my blog for The Trek as often as I do social media. The truth is, my depression affects my writing and...

Jan 24, 2020 : Ashley Samuel
10 Trails Where You Can Find Long-Distance Solitude in 2020

10 Trails Where You Can Find Long-Distance Solitude in 2020

In 2017, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy recorded 1,173 people as finishing the Appalachian Trail, and 1,013 of them were thru-hikers. On the Pacific Crest Trail, it's just as crowded.  The...

Dec 18, 2019 : Erik Schlimmer
Why I Almost Quit My Second Thru-Hike

Why I Almost Quit My Second Thru-Hike

I'm three weeks into my second thru-hike on New Zealand's Te Araroa Trail, but to put it plainly, I'm not sure I'm enjoying it.

Nov 26, 2019 : Danny Strayer
Trail Profile: Hut to Hut on the 112-Mile Sunshine Coast Trail

Trail Profile: Hut to Hut on the 112-Mile Sunshine Coast Trail

The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 112-mile community-built trail located just north of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the West Coast’s first and only hut-to-hut trail.

Oct 7, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Breaking Ground: The Long Trail North of Maine Junction

Breaking Ground: The Long Trail North of Maine Junction

New Territory After turning left at Maine Junction, against my leftover AT instincts, the trail immediately took on a new persona. A rougher, obviously less traveled dirt path sometimes hidden...

Sep 16, 2019 : Erica Notini
[Book Giveaway] Color Remote: Bushwhacking the Adirondack Mountains

[Book Giveaway] Color Remote: Bushwhacking the Adirondack Mountains

When I hike in the American West, I casually reach for one of my cameras and take photos pretty much where I'm standing. The West is quite photogenic, and snapping...

Sep 16, 2019 : Erik Schlimmer
Trail Profile: South Dakota’s Centennial Trail

Trail Profile: South Dakota’s Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail is a 123-mile trail that winds through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Traversing ponderosa-pine forests, pastures, and open grasslands, the trail passes by several lakes and

Sep 11, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Tabletop Track: A Rarely Traveled 40 Kilometers of Australian Wilderness

Tabletop Track: A Rarely Traveled 40 Kilometers of Australian Wilderness

The following is a Guest Post by Lora Gene Young. To send your own story or submit a post, email [email protected] Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia...

Sep 7, 2019 : Guest Post
Would You Go Hiking in Kosovo?

Would You Go Hiking in Kosovo?

If we tell you that we went hiking in Kosovo, are there other images than tanks and peacekeepers coming to your mind? There should be, because there is so much...

Sep 7, 2019 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast: 200 Miles Across Rural England

Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast: 200 Miles Across Rural England

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast is a long distance unofficial trail in Britain that goes from the Irish Sea to the North Sea via three national parks. The scenery varies dramatically...

Aug 14, 2019 : Joal and Jenny