Thru-Hiking Culture

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 gorgeous, hilarious, and all-around epic photos from the last two weeks....

Jul 10, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Meet the Thru-Hiking Artists Inspired by the Appalachian Trail

Meet the Thru-Hiking Artists Inspired by the Appalachian Trail

Rebecca “V-Dub” Harnish One spring day in 2018, Tina Tempest, owner of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016 and Green Mountain House hostel in Vermont to sponsor a series of...

Jul 7, 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 gorgeous, hilarious, and all-around epic photos from the last two weeks....

Jun 24, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
How to Volunteer on The Triple Crown Trails This Summer

How to Volunteer on The Triple Crown Trails This Summer

National Trails Day is right around the corner and you should be making your plans to ensure you're on a trail in some way, shape, or form on June 1st....

May 28, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Breaking Open and Breaking Up on the Pacific Crest Trail

Breaking Open and Breaking Up on the Pacific Crest Trail

"You'll have to get married after an experience like this." We set off with romantic ideals and found ourselves faced with a stark reality; just because you thru-hike together does...

May 14, 2019 : Caro
Thru-Hiking Inspired Tattoos: Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond (Part III)

Thru-Hiking Inspired Tattoos: Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond (Part III)

Pacific Crest Trail inspired tattoos and more

May 3, 2019 : Tide Walker
Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

In more than 2,100 miles of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016, I never got a single blister on my feet. That was thanks, in part, to the miracle of...

Apr 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Pacific Crest Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their  journeys via Instagram. Follow along...

Apr 7, 2019 : Blaine Hoppenrath
PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

Yes, you will be spending most of your nights outside during a PCT thru-hike. But when you cross into a town, it's common to want a warm bed to sleep...

Mar 27, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Thru-Hiking? Consider Volunteering with Adventure Scientists

Thru-Hiking? Consider Volunteering with Adventure Scientists

As outdoorsmen and women, we have a duty to protect the places we play in. Our parks and wilderness areas are sacred to us but we need to remember that...

Mar 24, 2019 : AJ Pope