Inspiration

Will You Finish Your Long-Distance Hike?

Will You Finish Your Long-Distance Hike?

What makes or breaks you on a long-distance hike? With the summer season in full swing, the thru-hikers are showing up in my little town situated over halfway on the...

Jul 25, 2017 : Dami Roelse
How to Lose Your Age on the Trail

How to Lose Your Age on the Trail

Does it matter how old you are when you hike a long trail? I recently returned from two weeks—12 days with a few zero days—on the Pacific Crest trail. I...

Jul 18, 2017 : Dami Roelse
Inspiration: The Story of Flower and Poptart’s PCT Record Attempt

Inspiration: The Story of Flower and Poptart’s PCT Record Attempt

Day 15. Mile 369. Why on earth are you hiking 2,659 miles? A classic question posed to every PCT hiker. Sometimes hikers keep their answers simple. Something along the lines of...

Jun 4, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Thru-hiking season is in full throttle on the #PCT! And there are some great photos floating around thanks to all the hikers out there! Unfortunately, if you are reading this...

Jun 4, 2017 : Mackenzie Findeisen
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