Inspiration

6 Fears to Take on the Appalachian Trail

6 Fears to Take on the Appalachian Trail

When family, friends, and acquaintances learn of my plan to thru hike the Appalachian Trail, the top questions I receive are almost always 1) am I going alone and 2)...

Mar 26, 2017 : Stewart Moore
On a Midnight Plane to Georgia

On a Midnight Plane to Georgia

Well, today was my last day at work, tonight was my goodbye party and tomorrow I get on a plane to Georgia. I have had so much going through my...

Mar 26, 2017 : Leah
Tales from the Trail: Hiker Videos Volume II

Tales from the Trail: Hiker Videos Volume II

Welcome to our second installment of Tales From the Trail, where we post straight-from-the-trail (or pre-trail...) video updates from our 2017 bloggers. This week we get a new crew of thru-hiker

Mar 22, 2017 : The Editors
6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

Capturing pretty pictures from the backcountry requires only a camera and a desire to explore. Consistently snapping jaw-dropping, eye-catching, or otherwise standout photos, however, necessitates

Mar 19, 2017 : Zach
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

While it may not be thru-hiking season, there are still some lucky people out on the #PacificCrestTrail! Unfortunately, if you are reading this, you're probably not one of those few...

Mar 19, 2017 : Mackenzie Findeisen
The Cure for What Ails You

The Cure for What Ails You

I mean it y'all.  Sometimes a long walk (or run, or ride, or whatever) is just what the doctor ordered.  This becomes more clear every time I talk with my...

Mar 18, 2017 : Henry Slocum
The Hardest Part Is Coming Home

The Hardest Part Is Coming Home

In the cold early Maine morning Luna and I climbed into the car surrounded by the mountains that had been our home for nearly six months. It didn’t seem much different...

Mar 9, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
Class of 2017, Go Get ‘Em!

Class of 2017, Go Get ‘Em!

2016 Thru-Hiker Tailspin here! Well, I dropped off the face of the blogging world in Virginia during my hike last year. I can explain. My main focus during my hike other than...

Mar 2, 2017 : Ben Moster
My Mentor Muir

My Mentor Muir

What book or author has motivated you to get outside, venture forth into the wilderness, hit the trail, and experience nature? I was already a bit of a hiker, backpacker,...

Feb 23, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

We're excited to announce the start of a brand new video series here at The Trek: our biweekly video updates from selected Trek bloggers currently on the trail. Follow along for on-trail

Feb 22, 2017 : The Editors