4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

I got an email from the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) yesterday asking people to postpone, cancel, or stop hiking the Oregon Desert Trail because of COVID-19. Not two weeks...

Mar 27, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
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
(Updated) CDTC Asks Thru-Hikers to Postpone, Avoid Discretionary Travel to Reflect Closures and Stay-at-Home Orders

(Updated) CDTC Asks Thru-Hikers to Postpone, Avoid Discretionary Travel to Reflect Closures and Stay-at-Home Orders

On March 17, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition requested that 2020 CDT hikers postpone their section and thru-hikes due to COVID-19.

Mar 27, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
9 Books about Thru-Hiking and the Outdoors to Read During Quarantine

9 Books about Thru-Hiking and the Outdoors to Read During Quarantine

Hello everyone, and welcome to our updated reality. Instead of trail updates and backpacking roundups, we're doing yoga on our floors and realizing the Netflix selection is worse than we...

Mar 24, 2020 : The Editors
What It’s Like for 2020 Thru-Hikers Canceling Their Plans Because of COVID-19

What It’s Like for 2020 Thru-Hikers Canceling Their Plans Because of COVID-19

Within the past week, every community, industry, age range, and recreation subset has been flipped upside down. Everything from dinner reservations to planning for the entirety of 2020 has gone...

Mar 19, 2020 : The Editors
Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

We all must be feeling a little down or unsure at the moment. The plans and dreams we have, or had, have been changed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The...

Mar 19, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Insert Trail Name … Here

Insert Trail Name … Here

No matter the trail, its location or length, the dynamic of planning is still the same. You have to go through your gear. Make decisions on what to bring (or...

Mar 18, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

(Updated 7 a.m.. MT, May 28) The Trek is committed to providing the latest news on trail-related closures, postponements, and cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you know of...

Mar 18, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Is It Right to Start Your Thru-Hike During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Is It Right to Start Your Thru-Hike During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

In the grand scheme of people, events, and industries impacted by the coronavirus, a thru-hike falls somewhere in the middle. It's a huge commitment and has a major impact on...

Mar 16, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
13 Thru-Hiking Films to Keep You Sane While Quarantining During the Coronavirus Outbreak

13 Thru-Hiking Films to Keep You Sane While Quarantining During the Coronavirus Outbreak

You're doing the socially responsible thing, but you're going crazy. Hopping between the couch and bed might be nice for an afternoon or one lazy weekend, but after a few...

Mar 16, 2020 : Katie Kommer