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What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Surviving Quarantine

What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Surviving Quarantine

Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather be on trail. But I can’t do that safely and ethically right now, so here I am social distancing instead. I don’t know how...

Mar 29, 2020 : Gracetopher Kirk
What It’s Like for 2020 Thru-Hikers Canceling Their Plans Because of COVID-19

What It’s Like for 2020 Thru-Hikers Canceling Their Plans Because of COVID-19

Within the past week, every community, industry, age range, and recreation subset has been flipped upside down. Everything from dinner reservations to planning for the entirety of 2020 has gone...

Mar 19, 2020 : The Editors
Thru-Hiking Through Grief: How Widower Randy Fuller’s 2019 Hike Changed His Life

Thru-Hiking Through Grief: How Widower Randy Fuller’s 2019 Hike Changed His Life

I don't remember when I met Randy Fuller, aka Survivor, but I know when I said goodbye. Last July, both of us were midway through our northbound Appalachian Trail thru-hike...

Mar 18, 2020 : Cari Pattison
13 Thru-Hiking Films to Keep You Sane While Quarantining During the Coronavirus Outbreak

13 Thru-Hiking Films to Keep You Sane While Quarantining During the Coronavirus Outbreak

You're doing the socially responsible thing, but you're going crazy. Hopping between the couch and bed might be nice for an afternoon or one lazy weekend, but after a few...

Mar 16, 2020 : Katie Kommer
The Trek’s PCT Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

The Trek’s PCT Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Each new thru-hiking season, The Trek enlists a squad of hiker trash to share their stories with us as they crush trail miles between Mexico and Canada. We have selected...

Mar 14, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
The Trek’s Appalachian Trail Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

The Trek’s Appalachian Trail Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram

Each new thru-hiking season, The Trek enlists a squad of hiker trash to share their stories with us while tagging white blazes along the spine of Appalachia. We have selected...

Mar 14, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
“Adventure Lives At Home:” Exploring Our Home State on the Arizona Trail [Video]

“Adventure Lives At Home:” Exploring Our Home State on the Arizona Trail [Video]

The 800-mile Arizona Trail (AZT) traverses seven of the planet’s eight ecosystems. Passing through everything except tropical rain forests, the AZT is one of the most ecologically diverse trails in

Mar 10, 2020 : Dylan Harris
Trail Angel Spotlight: Jim “The Spoon Man” Tabor

Trail Angel Spotlight: Jim “The Spoon Man” Tabor

All along the rock-strewn trails of Pennsylvania, there have been rumors of a man leaving spoons out on the trail for hikers to find. Well, the rumors are true. And...

Mar 8, 2020 : Bloodhound
How My AT Thru-Hike Helped Me Process the Loss of My Parents

How My AT Thru-Hike Helped Me Process the Loss of My Parents

It was April 5, 2019 and I had just gotten back on the Appalachian Trail at Dicks Creek Gap after my first zero day in Hiawassee, Georgia. It was, in...

Mar 4, 2020 : Julia Gladstein
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Super Tuesday has come and gone with the top Democratic nominees taking their next steps in the journey to meeting President Trump on the big stage. So too have the...

Mar 4, 2020 : Andrew Murphy