Thru-Hiking Culture

Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

Week 20: Pacific Crest Trail Days!

A Week Off I take a full week off trail. My timing was a little off. If I were to continue at the pace I was going, I would make...

Nov 7, 2022 : Thomas Allie
The First Rule About the Appalachian Trail is You Don’t Talk About Springer

The First Rule About the Appalachian Trail is You Don’t Talk About Springer

In addition, the anonymity of trail names to is fascinating. One could really know truly nothing about somebody they have been hiking with for weeks. Shit, they could be Tyler...

Nov 5, 2022 : Nash Calvin
Frozen!

Frozen!

Day 115: 14 miles. Agua Dulce to tentsite at mile 2213 We had a perfect breakfast that Nine Beers' sister and her husband prepared for us. Then we went to...

Nov 5, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
The Liquor Store in Hiker Heaven and Hiker Hell

The Liquor Store in Hiker Heaven and Hiker Hell

Day 110: 17 miles. Tehachapi to mile 2104 We had breakfast at the same diner as the dinner. I had some egg, hashbrown and a massive belgian waffle with strawberries...

Nov 4, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 9

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 9

Most avid long-distance hikers dream about someday completing a long trail. Most often, those individuals dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Though many dream of taking on the challenge...

Nov 2, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 14

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 14

What is more inspiring to an avid hiker than watching a bunch of determined thru-hikers complete the Appalachian Trail? Not much, we'd say. These incredible thru-hikers have officially completed

Nov 2, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Photo credit Zoe Morelli Finger Lakes Floating Dress Photography I am a witch with rhyme and reason I am a changeling like the season My mother the moon 🌙 My...

Oct 31, 2022 : Zoe Morelli
Trek Readers Share Their Best Spooky Hiking Stories

Trek Readers Share Their Best Spooky Hiking Stories

A hiker awakens suddenly to the sight of a shadowy figure crawling toward them, and they try to scream, but there is only silence—and the thick boreal forest that surrounds...

Oct 31, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Professor Hardcore’s 28-Year Appalachian Trail Section Hike

Professor Hardcore’s 28-Year Appalachian Trail Section Hike

My AT section hike began in 1975 with an impulsive and poorly planned climb up Katahdin on the Hunt Trail with my two younger brothers and my 11-year-old daughter. Twenty-eight...

Oct 27, 2022 : Guest Post
6 All-Too Common Backpacking Myths That Need to Die

6 All-Too Common Backpacking Myths That Need to Die

You might have thought backpacking was just a straightforward way to unplug and connect with nature, but no! It is a lifestyle rife with controversy and seething with scandalous misinformation....

Oct 25, 2022 : Kelly Floro