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Trail Correspondents Episode #5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

The shows leading up to today's served a necessary role. They introduced us to our 2019 hikers. We got to meet the vast array of personalities trekking across the country,...

Apr 16, 2019 : Zach
Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

In more than 2,100 miles of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016, I never got a single blister on my feet. That was thanks, in part, to the miracle of...

Apr 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Pacific Crest Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their  journeys via Instagram. Follow along...

Apr 7, 2019 : Blaine Hoppenrath
Wisdom from 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Wisdom from 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

To those of you who have been following along since the first Wisdom from the (Recent) Past post, welcome back! To those of you just jumping in, welcome (check out...

Apr 5, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
How to Choose a Backpack for a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

How to Choose a Backpack for a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

Before you buy a backpack for your PCT thru-hike, get a reasonable idea of what your pack weight will be (all your gear, food, and water). Most backpack companies state...

Apr 4, 2019 : The Editors
Backpacker Radio #33: Andrew Skurka and Second Chance Hiker

Backpacker Radio #33: Andrew Skurka and Second Chance Hiker

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by adventuring legend, author, blogger, and backcountry guide Andrew Skurka.  This is a very meaty show; we...

Mar 28, 2019 : Zach
PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

PCT Lodging Highlights: Hostels, Motels, Campgrounds, and Trail Angels

Yes, you will be spending most of your nights outside during a PCT thru-hike. But when you cross into a town, it's common to want a warm bed to sleep...

Mar 27, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Your Guide to Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Trail Angels

Your Guide to Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Trail Angels

If you are section or thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2019 (or know someone who is), you'll want to read, bookmark, or print this story to note some...

Mar 27, 2019 : Laura Johnston
Wisdom from 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

Wisdom from 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

As the new thru-hiking season dawns, many people are prepping for the adventure of a lifetime. Shakedown hikes, last-minute gear purchases, and breaking in that first pair of trail runners....

Mar 25, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Thru-Hiking? Consider Volunteering with Adventure Scientists

Thru-Hiking? Consider Volunteering with Adventure Scientists

As outdoorsmen and women, we have a duty to protect the places we play in. Our parks and wilderness areas are sacred to us but we need to remember that...

Mar 24, 2019 : AJ Pope