Introducing Thru-Hiker Central: Your Year-Round Trail Community Hub

As the thru-hiking season winds down and winter approaches, that doesn’t mean your connection to the trail community has to fade away. The Trek is excited to introduce Thru-Hiker Central, a new Facebook group that keeps the conversation and camaraderie going all year round.

Whether you’re an aspiring thru-hiker looking to plan your first long-distance backpacking trip or a seasoned triple-crowner who has accumulated thousands of miles out on the trails, Thru-Hiker Central is a resource for all hikers to share their stories and experiences, seek advice and mentorship, and most importantly, connect with like-minded adventure seekers.

It is a community woven from the common thread that unites us: a love of the outdoors and a shared understanding of the sacrifices, rewards, and occasional dash of insanity thru-hiking entails. It is a place where we can support, inspire, and find solace in the company of those who know what it’s like to pour our hearts into our trail dreams and navigate the challenges of the post-trail transition.

Let’s dive deep into discussions about everything from new gear, trail logistics, finding seasonal jobs to fund our hikes, or even advice on hopping on the thru-hiker-to-trail-runner pipeline.

Consider this your invitation to join the founding ranks of Thru-Hiker Central, start a discussion, contribute to the knowledge pool, and stay in touch with the pulse of the thru-hiking world, whether you’re on trail or not.

Welcome to your new online tramily—Or should we say, Troup?

Join us on Thru-Hiker Central today!

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