Thru-Hiking Culture

When Hiking a Long-Distance Trail Is the Road to Recovery

When Hiking a Long-Distance Trail Is the Road to Recovery

While serving in Iraq in the early 2000s, Will Robinson was rummaging through a box of books when he found an unlikely distraction: A guide to hiking the Pacific Crest...

Jan 9, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Announcing: The Inaugural Season of The Trek Ambassador Program, Now Accepting Applications

Announcing: The Inaugural Season of The Trek Ambassador Program, Now Accepting Applications

Thru-hiking in 2020?  Let's chat! The Trek is looking for a handful of thru-hikers to showcase through their social media channels in 2020.  Specifically, we're looking to feature those who...

Jan 6, 2020 : The Editors
Five Trail Resolutions for the New Year

Five Trail Resolutions for the New Year

We take to the trails for a simpler life, engaging the rhythms of nature, joining a community of like-minded people. Our days on trail follow the rising and setting of...

Jan 2, 2020 : Hugh Owen
You Might Be Hiker Trash If…

You Might Be Hiker Trash If…

hiker trash haɪk•r træʃ noun US informal the endearing term used within the hiking community to describe a hiker or group of hikers who have acclimated to a lower standard of living....

Dec 23, 2019 : Melissa
Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Sustained by more than half a century of vigorous growth, outdoor recreation has become one of the largest economic sectors of the American economy. Hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, water

Nov 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

Poop Problems and Bad Bear Hangs: Is Leave No Trace Working?

The roots of Leave No Trace, a set of principles designed to promote conservation of land and water resources impacted by outdoor recreation, go back more than half a century,...

Oct 26, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Oct 5, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll gather the good, the ridiculous, the beautiful, and the hilarious photos from the...

Oct 1, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Thru-Hiking with Wildfires: Risk Factors and What You Need to Know

Thru-Hiking with Wildfires: Risk Factors and What You Need to Know

Wildfires can happen anywhere in the country. Here's the info on why fires happen and what you need to know to stay safe.

Sep 23, 2019 : Alex Murphy
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 29 – September 11

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: August 29 – September 11

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Sep 11, 2019 : Rachel S