Trail Correspondents

Trail Correspondents Episode #8 | Thru-Hiking Gear: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #8 | Thru-Hiking Gear: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (Group 1)

 Today's subject is the one in which people tend to spend the most time on. Of course, we refer to gear. We get an early look into our how...

May 21, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode 7: Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode 7: Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 2)

As you likely recall, in episode five, we got our first updates from the trail. Today we get our first trail update from our second group of hikers. More specifically,...

May 9, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #6 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #6 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 1)

To prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, and following social media accounts trying to absorb as much information for your forthcoming journey as

Apr 29, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

The shows leading up to today's served a necessary role. They introduced us to our 2019 hikers. We got to meet the vast array of personalities trekking across the country,...

Apr 16, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode 4: Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

Trail Correspondents Episode 4: Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

A few weeks ago, I touched base with our correspondents to see what subjects they wanted to discuss before taking off for their hikes. As you may imagine, their responses...

Mar 14, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode 3: Thru-Hike Preparation

Trail Correspondents Episode 3: Thru-Hike Preparation

Preparing for a thru-hike can be a maddening experience.  When it comes to overhauling your life to spend upward of a half year, on foot, in the backcountry, where does...

Feb 20, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode 1 & 2: Introductions

Trail Correspondents Episode 1 & 2: Introductions

We're back!  After a few month-long hiatus, Trail Correspondents is storming back into your world like a phoenix rising from the ashes. As you likely already know, last year the...

Feb 8, 2019 : Devin Holmes
Trail Correspondents Episode #17: Life After the Trail

Trail Correspondents Episode #17: Life After the Trail

This is it. The end. Our final episode of the season. A thru-hike is---typically speaking---a half-year adventure. In the midst of this journey, that feels like a very long time....

Dec 3, 2018 : Zach
Now Accepting SOBO 2019 The Trek Trail Correspondents Applications

Now Accepting SOBO 2019 The Trek Trail Correspondents Applications

UPDATE: We're going to be doing a separate mini-series for the 2019 SOBO thru-hikers.  If you're hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, or Continental Divide Trail southbound this year

Nov 27, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #16: The End

Trail Correspondents Episode #16: The End

If this episode doesn't give you goosebumps, seek medical attention.  Today we hear from our hikers at the end of their journeys.  More specifically, they give us two different check...

Nov 18, 2018 : Zach