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Unlikely Hikers Taking Over the Internet

Unlikely Hikers Taking Over the Internet

There is no question that thru-hiking communities tend to be pretty homogeneous. Here are some stats from the PCT Class of 2018 (and a similar survey from the AT): 56.7%...

Mar 11, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes in Wyoming and Utah

Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes in Wyoming and Utah

Spending time in nature is one of the best antidotes to Western society's fast-paced, consumer-driven world. Whether you're looking to spend a couple of hours or a couple of months...

Aug 14, 2018 : Anne K. Baker
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

Each week we showcase our favorite photos from Instagram using the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #PacificCrestTrail. We decided to let the Continental Divide Trail join in on the fun! Use the

Jul 23, 2018 : Andrea Davis
9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

It's no secret that being a successful thru-hiker requires a tremendous amount of patience. It calls for adeptness and a whole lot of willpower. What's even more supernatural? Killing the...

Jul 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part II

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part II

The Continental Divide Trail Association has been hard at work for five years trying to realize their goal of protecting the entire 3,080 mile trail in perpetuity. Many hurdles stand...

Mar 21, 2018 : Alexa Bonsai Shapiro
The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

The Continental Divide Trail has had a rocky history compared to it's counterparts in the East and West. It's path has made for difficulties in working towards a completely protected...

Mar 16, 2018 : Alexa Bonsai Shapiro
A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

Have you ever been in the centre of a debate regarding music on the trail? I'm not talking about someone blasting speakers and disturbing the peace, I'm talking about hiking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Amber Redfield
3MPH: Why We’re Filming A Documentary on the CDT

3MPH: Why We’re Filming A Documentary on the CDT

We have the opportunity to show an audience a trail that has no bounds. Everything is higher risk here. But we don’t want to just show this trail. And that’s...

Aug 16, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

Capturing pretty pictures from the backcountry requires only a camera and a desire to explore. Consistently snapping jaw-dropping, eye-catching, or otherwise standout photos, however, necessitates

Mar 19, 2017 : Zach
Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

We're excited to announce the start of a brand new video series here at The Trek: our biweekly video updates from selected Trek bloggers currently on the trail. Follow along for on-trail

Feb 22, 2017 : The Editors