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How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

When it comes to thru-hiking, it's absolutely imperative that everyone follows the rules (not guidelines) set by you. Here's a few tips to help you get started helping other hikers...

Jun 1, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
Feral Pony Ruthlessly Kicks Thru-Hiker in Balls [Watch]

Feral Pony Ruthlessly Kicks Thru-Hiker in Balls [Watch]

One of the many highlights of the Appalachian Trail is encountering the feral (commonly principles of Leave No Trace and to keep a distance from any wildlife.  There are many reasons...

May 23, 2017 : Zach
Behold The Trek’s Most Popular Posts

Behold The Trek’s Most Popular Posts

Like any content-driven platform, our posts have a huge variance in popularity. Here are the most popular posts in our entire history (which is only around four years, to be fair)....

Apr 11, 2017 : The Editors
Hiker Trash: Volume III

Hiker Trash: Volume III

Hikers are trashy folk, and the Hiker Trash submissions keep rolling in. Here's Volume III of the trashiest of the trash, including leftover food, day hikers seeing more than they wanted...

Mar 28, 2017 : The Editors
Heroic PCT Thru-Hiker Covers 90 Miles Eating Only McDoubles: Video and Interview

Heroic PCT Thru-Hiker Covers 90 Miles Eating Only McDoubles: Video and Interview

Thru-hikers love a good challenge.  After all, when you spend the better part of a half year walking, finding ways to spice up the steps can do wonders for fending off tedium....

Jan 5, 2017 : Zach
Hiker Trash Stories Vol. II

Hiker Trash Stories Vol. II

If Instagram is to be believed, thru-hiking is six months of triumphant peak bagging and sun-drenched selfies next to state-line signs. Except when it's not. Thru-hiking is also eating a hot...

Jan 4, 2017 : The Editors
Hostel Etiquette: An Appalachian Trail Hiker’s Guide

Hostel Etiquette: An Appalachian Trail Hiker’s Guide

It is my sincere hope that anyone who stays in a hostel has a fantastic experience, gets a good night’s rest, treats the hostel owner and other guests with respect,...

Dec 28, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
20 Ways Thru Hiking is a lot like Christmas

20 Ways Thru Hiking is a lot like Christmas

Thru-Hiking is more like Christmas than you might think... 1. You are almost always surrounded by pine trees. Though the trees may not be decorated with ornaments and lights, it...

Dec 22, 2016 : The Stones
What If I Lose My Socks?!

What If I Lose My Socks?!

Although long distance hiking will be a new endeavor for me, I have a lot of solo travel experience. However, every experience is ripe with mistakes, awkward exchanges, and almost...

Dec 19, 2016 : Leah
Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

An older hiker whose name I sadly can’t remember (I have the memory of a 90 year old), once told me a joke that goes a little like this: "There...

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs