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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
Set A Date And DO IT!

Set A Date And DO IT!

The amount of people who complete a thru-hike is drastically lower than the amount of people who think about doing one. This can be related to anything, not just thru-hiking....

Jan 31, 2017 : Jamie Byarlay
Your Winter Inspiration For the Day: Meet Peter Freuchen

Your Winter Inspiration For the Day: Meet Peter Freuchen

What’s the coldest night you’ve ever spent? For me, the answer is easy: on the shore of Chicken Spring Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail. At a shade above 11,000...

Jan 30, 2017 : Chuck McKeever