How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

Here at The Trek, we've been working on finding a way to support our small-town communities and businesses that depend on the annual influx of hikers. Below we've linked several...

Apr 22, 2020 : Sydney Brehm
Pacific Crest Trail NOGO

Pacific Crest Trail NOGO

A Harsh Reality Most mornings, I wake up with the sudden realization of our painful reality. Instead of waking up in my tent somewhere in the California desert, I wake...

Apr 20, 2020 : Emily and Parkes
PCT 2020: A Class Divided

PCT 2020: A Class Divided

The Beginning This year started out much like any other year for the Pacific Crest Trail class of 2020 hopefuls. People started popping up on social media, on vlogs, on...

Apr 19, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
[Book Review] “Hiking from Home” – Chaunce’s Primer for Hikers *and* the Homefront

[Book Review] “Hiking from Home” – Chaunce’s Primer for Hikers *and* the Homefront

Hiking from Home: A Long-Distance Hiking Guide for Family and Friends Author: Juliana Chauncey Publisher: Self-published, 228 pp. $16.95. MSRP: $16.95 It’s tempting, when considering Juliana

Apr 15, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Leaving the PCT Because of COVID-19: A Day-by-Day Breakdown

Leaving the PCT Because of COVID-19: A Day-by-Day Breakdown

A few weeks ago I decided to quit the PCT because of COVID-19. It sucks, but I’m one of the lucky ones. I still have a home, a job, and...

Apr 14, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Using Art to Stay Connected to Trails While Social Distancing

Using Art to Stay Connected to Trails While Social Distancing

"Every time I paint a picture from the PCT I absolutely feel connected to the trail.  I started painting the PCT to keep part of the feeling of the trail...

Apr 14, 2020 : Katie Kommer
The 2020 Hiking Season Through the Eyes of a Trail Angel

The 2020 Hiking Season Through the Eyes of a Trail Angel

Trail closures aren’t anything new in the hiking community. Obstacles like high levels of snow or fallen trees struck down by storms regularly take hikers off trail. However, ‘in the...

Apr 13, 2020 : Page Gardner
Storing Away My Gear

Storing Away My Gear

It’s Friday April 10 – Today would mark my first steps on the Pacific Crest Trail. So I want to celebrate my NOGO start date by dedicating this post to...

Apr 10, 2020 : Marijn
There Is a Season and a Time to Every Purpose

There Is a Season and a Time to Every Purpose

I wasn’t positive I was even going to write this. I couldn’t figure out the appropriate tone to take. It seems so trivial and narcissistic to assume that anyone cares...

Apr 6, 2020 : Lance Goehring
Day One: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Day One: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Today Today I woke up to another cloudy, gray Oregon morning.  I rolled out from under the comforter and walked into the kitchen. I made myself a cup of Earl...

Apr 6, 2020 : Justine