Thru-Hiking Culture

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
Big Bear to Hiker Heaven: PCT Portraits III

Big Bear to Hiker Heaven: PCT Portraits III

So this post is going to be a lot less bitching and whining than the last one.  No, I still haven't hit my honeymoon phase with the trail, and I'm not sure...

May 27, 2017 : Tommy Corey
Idyllwild to Big Bear: Portraits from the PCT. 

Idyllwild to Big Bear: Portraits from the PCT. 

Before I started the PCT, I thought I was going to be blogging so much more.  I thought I would constantly be posting my thoughts and funny stories, my hardships...

May 13, 2017 : Tommy Corey
24 Insane Thru-Hike Transformation Photos

24 Insane Thru-Hike Transformation Photos

One of the (only) givens of a thru-hike is that you're going to undergo some sort of physical transformation. Each hiker is different—from extreme facial hair, to over 100 pounds...

May 12, 2017 : The Editors
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
PCT Spring Clean Up

PCT Spring Clean Up

April 29, 2017 I successfully completed my PCT 2016 Thru hike on August 30 of last season. Since then I've done a couple of day hikes and cross-country ski trips...

May 1, 2017 : Chance
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
Behold The Trek’s Most Popular Posts

Behold The Trek’s Most Popular Posts

Like any content-driven platform, our posts have a huge variance in popularity. Here are the most popular posts in our entire history (which is only around four years, to be fair)....

Apr 11, 2017 : The Editors
Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

The year 1875 was an eventful one. It was the year in which Karl Marx, the father of communism, brought to prominence the old saying “From each according to his...

Apr 3, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Trail Food Recipe: Date Logs

Trail Food Recipe: Date Logs

Date Logs Servings: 16 3/4 cup raisins 1 cup lightly salted almonds 1 cup pitted dates 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)  Step 1: Add the raisins, almonds, dates and coconut...

Apr 1, 2017 : Christina Rose