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How Long-Distance Backpacking Changes Your Relationship with the Outdoors

How Long-Distance Backpacking Changes Your Relationship with the Outdoors

Did you know National Trails Day is coming up? Did you know it existed? On June 3rd, clubs and organizations around the country will host trail building, maintenance, and educational...

May 5, 2017 : The Editors
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

While it may not be thru-hiking season, there are still some lucky people out on the #PacificCrestTrail! Unfortunately, if you are reading this, you're probably not one of those few...

Apr 17, 2017 : Mackenzie Findeisen
Tales from the Trail: Hiker Videos Volume II

Tales from the Trail: Hiker Videos Volume II

Welcome to our second installment of Tales From the Trail, where we post straight-from-the-trail (or pre-trail...) video updates from our 2017 bloggers. This week we get a new crew of thru-hiker

Mar 22, 2017 : The Editors
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
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

While it may not be thru-hiking season, there are still some lucky people out on the #PacificCrestTrail! Unfortunately, if you are reading this, you're probably not one of those few...

Mar 19, 2017 : Mackenzie Findeisen
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
The One Short Story Every Thru-Hiker Should Read

The One Short Story Every Thru-Hiker Should Read

More than a little ink has been spilled in praise of the outdoors over the years. For millennia, people have tried to capture the relationship between the human spirit and...

Feb 20, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

While it may not be thru-hiking season, there are still some lucky people out on the #PacificCrestTrail! Unfortunately, if you are reading this, you're probably not one of those few...

Feb 16, 2017 : Mackenzie Findeisen
2017 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Should be Following on Instagram

2017 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Should be Following on Instagram

What lies below is an assemblage of 2017 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers and some bonafide badass adventurers you're going to want to follow on Instagram. This year, these people are going to embark

Feb 10, 2017 : Erick Gaudreau
What They Don’t Tell You About Thru-Hiking the PCT

What They Don’t Tell You About Thru-Hiking the PCT

The following a guest post courtesy of 2016 PCT thru-hiker, "The Cloak of Chillness".  Have a story to tell?   However, the hardest challenge of all was that which they...

Feb 2, 2017 : Guest Post