Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Ladies rejoice!  One of the most popular thru-hiking backpacks is now available in a female-specific version.  I used the unisex Osprey Exos on our AT thru-hike, and my husband Paul...

Feb 15, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Faces of Hot Springs: Mayor Sidney Harrison

Faces of Hot Springs: Mayor Sidney Harrison

If you're a NOBO thru-hiker fortunate enough to survive everything the trail has thrown at you thus far, congratulations are in order as you enter Hot Springs, for you have...

Feb 15, 2018 : Bloodhound
Dig into Your Toolbox for a Successful Thru-Hike

Dig into Your Toolbox for a Successful Thru-Hike

I’m not talking about hammers, saws, or screwdrivers. I’m referring to the toolbox we all have access to within our minds. Throughout your hike you're going to have some mental...

Feb 14, 2018 : April and Jake
I’ll Embrace Every Moment on My SOBO Thru-Hike

I’ll Embrace Every Moment on My SOBO Thru-Hike

Rochelle here! Scrunch-face in the morning. All smiles and sunshine in the afternoon. Night owl by night, which also happens to be my spirit animal. Lover of running, hiking, tutus,

Feb 14, 2018 : Rochelle Sorenson
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Online Feud Between Carrot Quinn and Lint

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Online Feud Between Carrot Quinn and Lint

The Trek Editor's Note We are thrilled to introduce a brand new series to The Trek- Mailbag with National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year. She's about as versatile as they...

Feb 14, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Rangeley, Maine

Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Rangeley, Maine

The Trail Town Spotlight series is back, this time coming from Rangeley, Maine! This town sits at NOBO mile 1,967 (SOBO mile 220). Coming from Gorham, NH (mile 1,891), NOBOs...

Feb 14, 2018 : James Cape
Olympian vs. Thru-Hiker Smackdown: Who Can Eat More?

Olympian vs. Thru-Hiker Smackdown: Who Can Eat More?

With the Olympics underway, I can’t help but remember the insane amount of food Michael Phelps ate before his historic 2008 Olympic medal haul in Beijing. To prepare, according to...

Feb 14, 2018 : Paige Bellamy
Backpacker Radio Episode #3: The Love, Romance, & Heartbreak Show Featuring Reptar

Backpacker Radio Episode #3: The Love, Romance, & Heartbreak Show Featuring Reptar

Episode #3 of Backpacker Radio is a tip of the cap to Valentine's Day. We are joined by Katadyn BeFree (Badger likes the BeFree) - Reptar falling in love on...

Feb 14, 2018 : Zach
I’m Moving Forward While Leaving Much Behind

I’m Moving Forward While Leaving Much Behind

I have a map of the AT above my bed. It was a gift from my cousin back in June; she saw it at REI, bought it, and proceeded to...

Feb 13, 2018 : Amanda Johnson
Pox and Puss Episode #66 – O.P.P. 9: Poop Talk With The Sklar Brothers

Pox and Puss Episode #66 – O.P.P. 9: Poop Talk With The Sklar Brothers

  O.P.P. 9 – Poop Talk With the Sklar Brothers We haven’t released an Poop Talk! Documentary Shane Mauss talks about his experience with the controversial plant medicine The Hiking

Feb 13, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast