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The PCT in 2017: What Changed?

The PCT in 2017: What Changed?

A lot changes along the 2650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail every year.  Here are the updates I have come across. Trail Reopenings, Closures, and Adjustments Lake Fire and...

May 21, 2017 : Kevin Elens
Yoga on the Trail: Having an Off-the-Mat Practice

Yoga on the Trail: Having an Off-the-Mat Practice

I've been talking lately about the idea of a mantra, something I've used a lot during my hikes the past couple of weeks. Week three was a tough one for...

May 19, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
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
Campo to Warner Springs: Hiker Portraits on the PCT

Campo to Warner Springs: Hiker Portraits on the PCT

Well, the first week has been hard.  Getting up early is not my thing and that's been a major hurdle for me.  Also, being a bartender the last 8 years,...

May 1, 2017 : Tommy Corey
The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
Things To Expect On A Thru-Hike

Things To Expect On A Thru-Hike

As I sit down to write this article, I’m flooded with memories from the trail. And to think, each hiker has as many memories as I do. This is about...

Apr 23, 2017 : Jamie Byarlay
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
Popular Questions You’ll be Asked When You Say You’re Hiking the PCT

Popular Questions You’ll be Asked When You Say You’re Hiking the PCT

When we made the decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, it was nearly two years ago as we were living out of a hammock in the Prescott National Forest,...

Apr 17, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
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