Why I’m Hiking Lists

Gone Hikin’

Gone Hikin’

Goodbyes are hard, even when it is really just “see ya later.” This week I have done all of my favorite things in Tennessee for the “last time,” and while...

Jun 25, 2021 : Logan Roark
My Why for the PCT

My Why for the PCT

I'll admit, I'm a little crazy and this thing I'm doing is a little crazy. I mean, who decided that hiking the length of the United States was going to...

May 4, 2021 : Robby Gay
My Purpose For Hiking the Great Divide Trail

My Purpose For Hiking the Great Divide Trail

Necessity of Purpose Setting a goal or starting a project is always a large undertaking.  There are always hiccups, bumps and the path towards the finish line may feel like...

Apr 23, 2021 : Austin Hager
A Workaholic Walks Onto a Trail…

A Workaholic Walks Onto a Trail…

What happens when a workaholic has no work to do? They walk into the woods for half a year and forget jobs altogether.

Apr 18, 2021 : Jordan Pinneke
Why Am I Going? (April 16, 2021)

Why Am I Going? (April 16, 2021)

There is something about backpacking that fits me better than any other interest or past time I’ve found yet.  I love the gentle nature of it, just ambling down the...

Apr 16, 2021 : Katie Eckman
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