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Calendar Year Triple Crown: 8,000 Miles, 3 Trails, 1 Year

Calendar Year Triple Crown: 8,000 Miles, 3 Trails, 1 Year

Pacific Crest Trail:  ~ 2,700 miles Continental Divide Trail: ~ 3,100 miles Appalachian Trail: ~ 2,200 miles 8,000 miles. Three trails. One year. To start, I will be kicking off...

Feb 19, 2019 : Trail Pope SANTi I AKA Yuengling
My To-Do List Before Hitting the Trail

My To-Do List Before Hitting the Trail

Congratulations on the decision to thru-hike one of the great long-distance trails in the United States of America, the Pacific Crest Trail. That was the easy part, the decision. You...

Feb 19, 2019 : Vanessa Dodd
Keeping My Plans Quiet Until I Can Shout About Them

Keeping My Plans Quiet Until I Can Shout About Them

I decided I was going to be a part of the class of 2019 last April. Started making plans about ten months ago. I printed out the David/Squish!). 2019 hopefuls...

Feb 18, 2019 : Tiffany Chou
Going Solo to Fulfill My Dream

Going Solo to Fulfill My Dream

When I have been explaining to others about me hiking the PCT, another big question that is asked other than the big "why” is, “Is someone going with you?” I...

Feb 16, 2019 : Kali Cecil
PCT Training in the Pacific Northwest: Lake to Lake

PCT Training in the Pacific Northwest: Lake to Lake

Whenever I try to force myself to exercise, I end up hating myself and counting down the seconds until my workout is over. Whenever I go on a hike, time...

Feb 12, 2019 : Tiffany Chou
Trail Confession: I Paid for a Hit on My Best Friend

Trail Confession: I Paid for a Hit on My Best Friend

That’s not all. It wasn’t the first time, and I’d do it again under similar circumstances. I only wish I had a friend that would do the same for me. ...

Feb 11, 2019 : Easily Forgotten
A Happy Introduction to My Coming Journey

A Happy Introduction to My Coming Journey

My name is Alexandria, trail name Pocahontas, and I'll be blogging for The Trek for the 2019 hiking season. I did my first long-distance hike on the Appalachian Trail in 2016,...

Feb 11, 2019 : Alexandria Cantrell
Through Hell and High Water: My Journey to the PCT

Through Hell and High Water: My Journey to the PCT

I sit here in my cozy third-floor bedroom gazing out across space at the trees swaying through the dirty window glass. Soft white light originates from two tall skylights, setting...

Feb 10, 2019 : Sophie Bonstrom
Issues with Being Over 50 on a Long Distance-Hike

Issues with Being Over 50 on a Long Distance-Hike

There aren’t a lot of hikers in the post-50/pre-retirement age group. In fact, our age group is probably in the minority of thru-hikers, and for good reason. This is one...

Feb 9, 2019 : Easily Forgotten
Thru-Hike Anxiety: Taking Impostor Syndrome in Stride

Thru-Hike Anxiety: Taking Impostor Syndrome in Stride

I’ve gotten a lot better at managing my stress. I used to have anxiety that would stop me from doing basic tasks: going to the bank, making phone calls, being...

Feb 6, 2019 : Lauren Danielle.