Why I’m Hiking Lists

Why I’m Hiking the Great Divide Trail (GDT) during COVID-19

Why I’m Hiking the Great Divide Trail (GDT) during COVID-19

So I guess I'm hiking the Great Divide Trail (GDT) this year.  Like many others, I had bigger, more ambitious plans before COVID-19 dropped by unannounced for what has been...

Mar 26, 2021 : Josh Brown
Why Am I Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?

Why Am I Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?

Why am I voluntarily deciding to live a transient life on the trail for 2,650 -ish miles and nearly 5 months? Deciding to leave the safety and security of a...

Mar 14, 2021 : Jacob Barstow
The Countdown to Springer: Four Weeks Out

The Countdown to Springer: Four Weeks Out

Hello fellow and future AT hikers! This is my first post for The Trek, and I’ll be honest—it’s taken me a few months to write this. I’ve re-written this post...

Mar 12, 2021 : Kelly B.
PCT Prep: Why am I Doing This??!?

PCT Prep: Why am I Doing This??!?

The Pacific Crest Trail.  Many know it as "that thing that one girl did in the book and the movie".  Yes Cheryl Strayed is one person out of hundreds of...

Mar 8, 2021 : Sabrina G
CDT Concerns and Conundrums

CDT Concerns and Conundrums

I find myself checking the Countdown app on my phone more and more these days. The start date for my CDT thru hike attempt draws near: 73 days… 69 days…...

Mar 4, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
Four Reasons Why I Will Thru-Hike the A.T. at Forty

Four Reasons Why I Will Thru-Hike the A.T. at Forty

Introduction As a LASHER, or long ass section hiker of the A.T, I enjoyed the amazing opportunity of hiking  from Bear Mountain, NY to Grant’s Pass in Maine during the...

Feb 20, 2021 : Heather OConnell
You’re gonna do what?

You’re gonna do what?

So why thru-hike the AT (or any long trail for that matter)? In this post, I'll share the reasons I am attempting a 2021 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I'm...

Feb 7, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

This loss has given me a new mission. A new purpose, if you will, to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Now I'm hiking for Raz.

Feb 5, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Why am I putting my life on hold to hike the AT in 2021?

Why am I putting my life on hold to hike the AT in 2021?

While I was researching the various books on the AT, one stood out to me. "Appalachian Trials" by our very own Zach Davis. What makes this book stand out from...

Dec 30, 2020 : Wandering Geo
Why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail A Bozo (me) who got stuck near a waterfall in Washington State A cliché introduction post to start a thru hiking blog, but...

Dec 23, 2020 : David Howard