Midlife Crisis? Possibly

Midlife Crisis? Possibly

After giving a lot of thought to hiking the PCT, I'd had plenty of time to consider the practicalities. I would be quitting my job, obviously. Selling my house would...

Feb 10, 2020 : Richard Humphreys
What About the Kids? Confessions of a Thru-Hiking Mom

What About the Kids? Confessions of a Thru-Hiking Mom

"But what about the kids?" I had just finished my excited announcement to my father-in-law as we sat across his well-worn dining room table. He was a joyful man that...

Feb 10, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Shadows of What If

Shadows of What If

The greatest battle is within your own mind.

Feb 9, 2020 : Becca Mickley
PCT | Walking Away to Find Myself

PCT | Walking Away to Find Myself

"What is your ultimate goal with the PCT?" I was deep into a consultation with a wellness coach. The discussion passed quickly beyond the usual surface-level conversations society often feels

Feb 9, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Backpacker’s Test Kitchen: My Resupply Strategy

Backpacker’s Test Kitchen: My Resupply Strategy

Yesterday, I took a trip to a few local retailers to evaluate resupply options. I needed to pick up a fuel canister, and items to prepare a few test recipes...

Feb 6, 2020 : Shannon Ryker
Maggie’s PCT 2020 Gear List: Big Three

Maggie’s PCT 2020 Gear List: Big Three

Hi guys. Maggie here, Managing Editor of this site, finally ready to hike the PCT. Five years go by fast—at this time in 2015, I was putting the finishing touches...

Feb 6, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Introducing the 2020 Badger Sponsorship Winners

Introducing the 2020 Badger Sponsorship Winners

This year, The Trek is revamping the Badger Sponsorship to support eight 2020 thru-hikers with altruistic intentions. We searched for aspiring PCT, AT, CDT, or other long trail hikers who...

Feb 5, 2020 : Katie Kommer
The Attempt Episode 4: “Things I’m grateful for”

The Attempt Episode 4: “Things I’m grateful for”

SHOW NOTES Benjamin has a friend join him for a week of hiking and gets to see some other familiar faces along the way. Plus, we get to hear the...

Feb 4, 2020 : Julia Drachman
The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

I watched him pull up a colorful circle graph with a optimistic charm of who he believed he was addressing. Point by point he delightfully shared each item portrayed, weighed...

Feb 2, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Toward the Far Horizon

Toward the Far Horizon

No great thing was ever achieved without sacrifice...

Feb 1, 2020 : Becca Mickley