Thru-Hiking Culture

Meet Raquel Vélez, the CEO Working to Make Outdoor Apparel More Inclusive

Meet Raquel Vélez, the CEO Working to Make Outdoor Apparel More Inclusive

Meet Raquel Vélez, founder and CEO of Alpine Parrot, an outdoor apparel company that caters to women sizes 14-24. They currently sell the Ponderosa Pant, a hiking pant that won...

Jun 28, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Meet the Thru-Hiking Couple Who Got Engaged on the PCT

Meet the Thru-Hiking Couple Who Got Engaged on the PCT

Meet Lara and Marta, a European couple taking a year off of work to thru-hike, travel, and adventure. On May 25th, Lara asked Marta to marry her on top of...

Jun 23, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Why I Quit Rushing and Went for the “Slowest Known Time” on the Teton Crest Trail

Why I Quit Rushing and Went for the “Slowest Known Time” on the Teton Crest Trail

I arrived at my campsite far too early. It wasn't even lunchtime yet as I walked atop worn bits of Cambrian limestone neatly laid out like tiles above Death Canyon....

Jun 20, 2022 : Alison Young
PCT Week 8: Entering the Sierra

PCT Week 8: Entering the Sierra

Off to Kennedy Meadows It is finally time, I’m headed towards the Sierra. I have been looking forward to this section since I started my journey and Kennedy Meadows South...

Jun 17, 2022 : Thomas Allie
Recovering from Norovirus on the AT

Recovering from Norovirus on the AT

In her most recent episode, The Trek Vlogger Blossom updated us on her shoe swap, leaving behind her old shoes for a new pair of Topos. Like most hikers breaking...

Jun 17, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Meet the Family of 6 Finishing Their Triple Crown

Meet the Family of 6 Finishing Their Triple Crown

Meet the Bennetts, a family of six that has hiked the PCT, CDT, and PNT.  I caught up with 5/6 of them (and a Bennett cousin) almost a quarter of...

Jun 15, 2022 : Penina Satlow
22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

As the snow melts in the PCT's Sierra Mountains and Katahdin opens to AT hikers, we find ourselves deep in the throes of thru-hiking season once more. For months now,...

Jun 13, 2022 : Katie Houston
22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

As the snow melts in the PCT's Sierra Mountains and Katahdin opens to AT hikers, we find ourselves deep in the throes of thru-hiking season once more. For months now,...

Jun 9, 2022 : Katie Houston
Days 11-15: AT Culture (Papa Smurf gets his name) and Off-trail Attractions (Sunshine Grocery)

Days 11-15: AT Culture (Papa Smurf gets his name) and Off-trail Attractions (Sunshine Grocery)

Days 11-15: AT Culture (or Papa Smurf gets his name) and Off-trail Attractions (Sunshine Grocery) Day 11: Carter Gap Shelter – Rock Gap Shelter (3772') 5-14-22 Miles hiked: 12.1 Total...

Jun 8, 2022 : Victor
From Dreams to Reality: Blossom’s Heartfelt AT Reflection

From Dreams to Reality: Blossom’s Heartfelt AT Reflection

If there's a hiking vlog that will pull on your heart strings, this is the one! Blossom has now covered 200 miles on the Appalachian Trail and reflects on her...

Jun 7, 2022 : Kendra Slagter