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Meet the Trail Correspondents: Season 3

Meet the Trail Correspondents: Season 3

Thru-hiking season is officially upon us. And for listeners of The Trek's podcasts, you know what that means. We're continuing onto season 3 of Trail Correspondents with an all-star team...

Feb 26, 2020 : Katie Kommer
PCT Parenting: A Letter Home

PCT Parenting: A Letter Home

On My Start Day... Soon Today, I start walking the Pacific Crest Trail. It is the day I’ve been talking about since September 2019. I know this is a huge...

Feb 25, 2020 : Shannon Quadres
The Attempt Episode 7: Peter’s Attempt

The Attempt Episode 7: Peter’s Attempt

SHOW NOTES Benjamin is hiking at his top gear when his friend Peter hops in for a week on the trail The Attempt is produced by Julia Drachman with help...

Feb 25, 2020 : Julia Drachman
How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

So you’ve got all this gear ready to go… but now what? While out backpacking, everything that you need is carried on your back, in this pack. You’ll pack and...

Feb 18, 2020 : Effie Drew
The Attempt Episode 6: “The trail is kinda glowing”

The Attempt Episode 6: “The trail is kinda glowing”

SHOW NOTES From the Washington/Oregon border to Crater Lake, Benjamin calibrates his hiking machine. The Attempt is produced by Julia Drachman with help from Doug Beyers. We are a production...

Feb 18, 2020 : Julia Drachman
Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part II

Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part II

These thru-hikers will be discussing hiking as a couple, trusting your gut, and meeting Lil Sabastian on-trail!

Feb 12, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
Interviewing an Artist: Elina Osborne on her PCT Film Experience

Interviewing an Artist: Elina Osborne on her PCT Film Experience

It is no secret that thru-hiking is good for the soul, but some people find that a months-long sojourn in the wilderness also does wonders for their creative sides. Year...

Feb 11, 2020 : Rachel S
The Attempt Episode 5: 500 Miles

The Attempt Episode 5: 500 Miles

SHOW NOTES One state down. Two to go. The Attempt is produced by Julia Drachman with help from Doug Beyers. We are a production of Bad Cat Media, created in...

Feb 11, 2020 : Julia Drachman
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
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