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Trail Profile: The Basin and Range Trail, 1000 Miles of Rugged and Rewarding Nevada Wilderness

Trail Profile: The Basin and Range Trail, 1000 Miles of Rugged and Rewarding Nevada Wilderness

The Basin and Range Trail is a 1090-mile quasi-loop hiking trail located in eastern Nevada. It features hidden gems in the form of gorgeous mountain ranges and vast desert hiking....

May 5, 2022 : Katie Houston
SOBO Winter Thru-Hike Q&A: Scott Benerofe Update

SOBO Winter Thru-Hike Q&A: Scott Benerofe Update

Hello everybody, my name is Katie "Oats" Houston. I am the Social Media Wiz for The Trek, and I’m so excited to be sharing the first of many interviews this...

Apr 4, 2022 : Katie Houston
Beginner Backpacking Mistakes to Avoid

Beginner Backpacking Mistakes to Avoid

No matter how experienced a hiker you are learning from those who have more miles under their boots (or trail runners) than you will have a huge impact on your...

Aug 12, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
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
Tips for Hiking the Long Trail

Tips for Hiking the Long Trail

Trek contributor Saoirse "Story" Ibargüen is an avid hiker, reader, and storyteller. She has hiked some of the most interesting trails across the globe (including the West Highland Way). After

Jul 15, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

The past 12 months have been challenging to say the least, especially for those who opt outside for their recreation. But with people finally able to release themselves from their...

Jun 15, 2021 : Katie Houston
ATC Requests Appalachian Trail Closed Until 4/30

ATC Requests Appalachian Trail Closed Until 4/30

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and 29 of the 31 AT maintaining clubs in early April asked the federal government to close the entire Appalachian Trail until April 30 because of...

Apr 28, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4

Gear Review: HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 4

They're built for long trail races and technical terrain, but these shoes make an argument for themselves as a fantastic thru-hiking shoe. 

Apr 28, 2020 : Effie Drew
Stay Inspired During Quarantine with Jennifer Pharr Davis’s Armchair Adventure Book Club

Stay Inspired During Quarantine with Jennifer Pharr Davis’s Armchair Adventure Book Club

This is not what we pictured the hiking season of 2020 to look like. Just when we think that it'll be an injury, illness, family emergency, or fatigue that will...

Apr 5, 2020 : Effie Drew
Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

(Updated 12:30 p.m. MT, April 1) Director of Communications and Marketing for the PCTA, Scott Wilkinson has stated: "What we're now telling the hiking community is to stay off the...

Mar 31, 2020 : The Editors