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PCT Update—2037 Wolverine Miles Completed: Washington, Fire Impact and What Does It Mean To Complete the Trail?

PCT Update—2037 Wolverine Miles Completed: Washington, Fire Impact and What Does It Mean To Complete the Trail?

I would venture to debate that per mile Washington is the toughest 505 mile stretch on the entire Pacific Crest Trail. With its ‘young’ vertical rugged peaks, rough, high off-the-deck,...

Sep 12, 2021 : Terri Schneider
9 Things I Learned While Working At REI During A Pandemic

9 Things I Learned While Working At REI During A Pandemic

It's a strange time to be alive, and a strange time to work retail. Here's what a I've learned while working at REI during a pandemic.

Aug 23, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
The Triple-Crown Everyone Should Be Talking About: Thru-hiking In A Warming Climate

The Triple-Crown Everyone Should Be Talking About: Thru-hiking In A Warming Climate

Human caused climate change is changing our planet. How will this affect our trails and what can we do to stop it?

Aug 22, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Trail Etiquette 101

Trail Etiquette 101

Since basic trail etiquette is oftentimes different from what’s generally accepted in “normal” society, many hikers are unaware of how their actions could be negatively affecting others when out on

Jul 29, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Common Leave No Trace Mistakes Made By Thru Hikers, and How To Avoid Them

Common Leave No Trace Mistakes Made By Thru Hikers, and How To Avoid Them

It’s time to have an honest talk about Leave No Trace and thru hikers. Yes, most of us know the principles, and what it takes to accurately follow them, but...

Jul 22, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Walking Distance #10 | Sing Peak ft. Yenyen Chan & Jack Shu

Walking Distance #10 | Sing Peak ft. Yenyen Chan & Jack Shu

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we dive into the formation of the National Park Service, and the backcountry...

Jul 6, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Great Strides: PCT Angel Uncovered History of Earliest Known Continental Divide Thru-Hiker

Great Strides: PCT Angel Uncovered History of Earliest Known Continental Divide Thru-Hiker

Great Strides is an occasional feature of The Trek exploring notable walks and walkers from history, literature, and film. If not for the sleuthing of a famous Pacific Crest Trail...

Apr 8, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Great Strides: Edward Payson Weston Was ‘World’s Greatest Pedestrian’

Great Strides: Edward Payson Weston Was ‘World’s Greatest Pedestrian’

Great Strides is an occasional feature of The Trek exploring some of the greatest walks and walkers in history, literature, and film. On Sunday, March 28, 1909, The New York...

Jan 12, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
2000 Miles Together – my thoughts

2000 Miles Together – my thoughts

If you want to know what the book was about, read the blurb on Goodreads or wherever you prefer to buy books. There is already a full-blown review here on...

Dec 22, 2020 : pearwood
[Book Review] 2000 Miles Together — The Raw, Unexpurgated Story of the Crawford Family

[Book Review] 2000 Miles Together — The Raw, Unexpurgated Story of the Crawford Family

On March 1, 2018, Ben Crawford ushered his wife and six children, ages two to 16, onto the then-2,189-mile Appalachian Trail. He then filmed the good, the bad, and the...

Nov 24, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans