Inspiration

The People and The Mother

The People and The Mother

“In dedication to those we have hiked, do hike, and will hike alongside on the Pacific Crest Trail”    1:30AM. “Bing. Beep. &@$$&@$” Basecamp’s alarm sounded off in the morning...

May 17, 2022 : Wesley Black
PCT Week 6: Nero’s, 500, and the Mojave

PCT Week 6: Nero’s, 500, and the Mojave

Acton & Agua Dulche, a Quick Nero This is the first week that doesn’t start from a zero out of town, much rather it begins with a nero into Acton....

Apr 22, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 5: Summits, Road Walks, and lots of Trail Magic

PCT Week 5: Summits, Road Walks, and lots of Trail Magic

Wrightwood, a Perfect Trail Town An early morning starts our descent into Wrightwood. We reach highway 2 where we get a hitch into town. Let me start by just saying,...

Apr 21, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 4: Night Hikes, Condensation and a Birthday Climb

PCT Week 4: Night Hikes, Condensation and a Birthday Climb

Leaving Big Bear with a New Mindset Big Bear is a turning point for me. Nearly 300 miles in and I reassure myself of my own journey. Realizing this, it...

Apr 21, 2022 : Thomas Allie
Finding Community After Combat: An Interview with Tony DePricio of Warrior Expeditions

Finding Community After Combat: An Interview with Tony DePricio of Warrior Expeditions

Hi y’all, Oats here! I’m the Social Media Wiz for The Trek back on IG Live with another interview from the Appalachian Trail. Today, I am joined by one of...

Apr 19, 2022 : Katie "Oats" Houston
Your Body is a Miraculous Machine!

Your Body is a Miraculous Machine!

Thru-hiking has taught me a lot about my body, which I feel is empowering. It's shown me that we humans are amazing and capable! As I feel my body adapt...

Apr 17, 2022 : Olivia Gerstenbacher
FOMO

FOMO

Prologue I suffer from FOMO and I have the scars to prove it, but still, there’s more. So much more to do and see. Yet time, that slippery serpent is...

Apr 14, 2022 : Zoe Morelli
5 Thru-Hikers on How the Trail Changed Their Lives (Part 2)

5 Thru-Hikers on How the Trail Changed Their Lives (Part 2)

The Trek asked, "how has thru hiking changed your life?" From inspiring career changes to improving mental/physical health to meeting a life partner, thru-hiking has had a huge impact on...

Apr 8, 2022 : Penina Crocker
6 Thru-Hikers on How the Trail Changed Their Lives (Part 1)

6 Thru-Hikers on How the Trail Changed Their Lives (Part 1)

This spring, The Trek is highlighting stories of transformation on the trail. How has thru-hiking changed your life? We asked, and you answered. From inspiring career changes to improving

Mar 31, 2022 : Penina Crocker
7 Badass Woman Thru-Hikers Who Inspire Me to Hit the Trails

7 Badass Woman Thru-Hikers Who Inspire Me to Hit the Trails

Women deserve to be celebrated every day, but this month I am reminded of several women whose stories have captivated and motivated me. Here’s a list of badass female thru-hikers...

Mar 23, 2022 : Anna McKinney