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Thru-Hiking in a Pandemic: Opinion from a CDT Trail Town

Thru-Hiking in a Pandemic: Opinion from a CDT Trail Town

Depending where you enter the CDT, the Grand County section is around 100 miles. There are three accessible trail towns in this county. One is Winter Park, one is Fraser,...

Mar 27, 2020 : Alicia Pacalo
COVID-19, I’m Taking What Ya Give Me

COVID-19, I’m Taking What Ya Give Me

My friends, we are living in a strange time. Just last week, I was gearing up to head west to hike the Pacific Crest Trail with my best friend, her...

Mar 26, 2020 : Kelly Graner
I Live in the Rural Town the ATC Asked You Not to Travel To

I Live in the Rural Town the ATC Asked You Not to Travel To

Keep yourself safe, but don't forget to keep others safe as well.

Mar 24, 2020 : Jacob Myers
The ATC Asks People to “Please Stay Off the Appalachian Trail,” Including Day Hikes

The ATC Asks People to “Please Stay Off the Appalachian Trail,” Including Day Hikes

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy issued a statement Monday, March 23, asking people to stay off the Appalachian Trail altogether.  This includes day hikes and pertains to the full length of...

Mar 23, 2020 : The Editors
Katahdin: A History and a Finale

Katahdin: A History and a Finale

Katahdin Rising Katahdin is the Alpha and the Omega for thru-hikers; NOBOs, SOBOs, and flip-floppers all recognize the significance of conquering Maine's highest peak. For us NOBOs, we spent

Mar 23, 2020 : Sean Speckin
Our Favorite Car Camping Essentials

Our Favorite Car Camping Essentials

This is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI  Car camping brings a specific kind of happiness and comfort. Prepped meals, endless games, and as many blankets to cuddle...

Mar 20, 2020 : Katie Kommer
What We’re Spending Our REI Dividends on This Year

What We’re Spending Our REI Dividends on This Year

Note to our readers: When you purchase REI items through The Trek's links, the site gets a portion of the sale. This will help keep us afloat during this uncertain...

Mar 20, 2020 : The Editors
Updates on Appalachian Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

Updates on Appalachian Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

(Updated 12 p.m. MT, March 27) Shenandoah National Park closed the park to all overnight backcountry camping effective Thursday, March 26. A statement from the park said that includes cabins,

Mar 20, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Updates on Pacific Crest Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

Updates on Pacific Crest Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

(Updated 6:30 a.m. MT, March 28) The Pacific Crest Trail Association has asked thru-hikers already on trail to go home, and asks those waiting to start to postpone their thru-hikes....

Mar 19, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
PCT 2020: Letting Go and Postponing Until 2021

PCT 2020: Letting Go and Postponing Until 2021

Two months ago, it was inconceivable that a pandemic would be the reason I questioned my PCT thru-hike. In my mind, the two biggest threats to my hike were pre-trail...

Mar 18, 2020 : Shannon Ryker