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Biden Expands San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Along Pacific Crest Trail

Biden Expands San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Along Pacific Crest Trail

In a massive win for conservation, President Biden announced earlier this month the expansion of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument outside of Los Angeles, California. Originally designated

May 20, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Thru-Hikers: Limited Access to Mammoth Lakes From Red’s Meadow in 2024

Thru-Hikers: Limited Access to Mammoth Lakes From Red’s Meadow in 2024

Ongoing construction will limit road access to the popular JMT and PCT trail town of Mammoth Lakes from Red's Meadow Resort in 2024. This year, JMT and PCT thru-hikers should...

May 16, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
How Much Trash Gets Left on the PCT? Two Scientists Thru-Hiked It To Find Out

How Much Trash Gets Left on the PCT? Two Scientists Thru-Hiked It To Find Out

Ever come across a trashed campsite while out hiking and wonder exactly how much trash gets left behind in the backcountry? You're not the only one. Last year, two scientists...

May 2, 2024 : Kelly Floro
Grizzlies To Be Reintroduced in North Cascades: What It Means for the PCT

Grizzlies To Be Reintroduced in North Cascades: What It Means for the PCT

Washington's North Cascades region is set to welcome back a long-lost resident: the grizzly bear. Grizzlies were eradicated from the region in the 20th century. The National Park Service and...

Apr 26, 2024 : Kelly Floro
22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2024

22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2024

As the hiking season officially kicks into high gear, the Pacific Crest Trail welcomes yet another class of thru-hikers, all of who are hopeful to complete the entire 2,650-mile journey....

Apr 23, 2024 : Kendra Slagter
The Backpacker’s Guide to Bear Bagging

The Backpacker’s Guide to Bear Bagging

What is the deal with bear bags? Which type should I use, or should I use a canister? Once I have one, what do I do with it?

Apr 16, 2024 : James Cape
Henry “Moose Juice” Lewis on Shaking Down AT Hikers, the Teton Crest Trail, and Champagne Shoeys (BPR #249)

Henry “Moose Juice” Lewis on Shaking Down AT Hikers, the Teton Crest Trail, and Champagne Shoeys (BPR #249)

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Henry “Moose Juice” Lewis. In addition to hikes of the AT, Teton Crest Trail, Colorado Trail,...

Apr 15, 2024 : Backpacker Radio
Excerpt From “You Carry the Tent, I’ll Carry the Baby” by Jack McClure

Excerpt From “You Carry the Tent, I’ll Carry the Baby” by Jack McClure

This is a guest post brought to you by Jack McClure. McClure's new book, You Carry the Tent, I'll Carry the Baby, is available now through all major online book...

Apr 9, 2024 : Guest Post
Cool Job Alert: Get Paid To Hike the PCT in 2025

Cool Job Alert: Get Paid To Hike the PCT in 2025

Hikers normally have to budget carefully to afford a long section or thru-hike — but what if your trek could pay for itself? Carson City, NV tourism board Visit Carson...

Mar 14, 2024 : The Editors
Winter Storm Expected To Dump 10-Plus Feet of Snow in Sierra Nevada Mountains

Winter Storm Expected To Dump 10-Plus Feet of Snow in Sierra Nevada Mountains

Meteorologists expect a massive Pacific storm to pummel the west coast starting this Thursday, dumping rain at low elevations and snow in the mountains. It will affect much of the...

Feb 28, 2024 : Kelly Floro