Hiking Plans; When Everything Changes

Hiking Plans; When Everything Changes

If necessity is the mother of invention, then Murphy and his infernal laws are the father of well-laid hiking plans. This post is a continuation of my hike waaaay back...

Sep 15, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon
Numb Toes After Finishing Your Thru-Hike? Here’s Why.

Numb Toes After Finishing Your Thru-Hike? Here’s Why.

In July of 2018, I lost most of the sensitivity in my toes on both feet. I didn't think much of it at first. I was in the middle of...

Sep 15, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Alleged Sexual Assault on The Long Trail Leaves Vermont Hikers Concerned About Safety

Alleged Sexual Assault on The Long Trail Leaves Vermont Hikers Concerned About Safety

Vermont State Police received two troubling reports of a man sexually assaulting women along the Pico Mountain section of The Long Trail on the evening of Saturday, September 4th. At...

Sep 15, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Walking Distance #15 | Vloggers ft. Sophia Garber “Wheelz” and Cory McDonald “Second Chance Hiker”

Walking Distance #15 | Vloggers ft. Sophia Garber “Wheelz” and Cory McDonald “Second Chance Hiker”

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Sophia Garber, a 24-year-old Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and vlogger,...

Sep 14, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Backpacker Radio 118 | Girl Stuff 2.0 – Backcountry Hygiene, Trail Horniness, Favorite Apparel, and More

Backpacker Radio 118 | Girl Stuff 2.0 – Backcountry Hygiene, Trail Horniness, Favorite Apparel, and More

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are bringing you another edition of the wildly popular Girl's Stuff episode.  Chaunce, Sauce, and guest panelist Lavendar share...

Sep 14, 2021 : Mara Simonson
2022 Thru-Hikers: The Trek Blogger & Vlogger Applications are Now Open!

2022 Thru-Hikers: The Trek Blogger & Vlogger Applications are Now Open!

Are you thru-hiking in 2022 and want your journey featured through The Trek?  Today's your lucky day! We are now accepting applications for next year's Blogging and Vlogging class.  Whether...

Sep 14, 2021 : The Editors
2020 Appalachian Trail Section-Hiker Survey: Resupply and Transportation

2020 Appalachian Trail Section-Hiker Survey: Resupply and Transportation

Long overlooked in our annual surveys, Appalachian Trail (AT) section hikers were the focus of the Trek's 2020 survey. We surveyed 448 people, 43 of whom had completed the entire...

Sep 14, 2021 : Mariposa
Trail Ramblings…from New Hampshire!

Trail Ramblings…from New Hampshire!

Random Trail Thoughts Heads up-these are ramblings. Might even sound like whining, but it’s not. Just thoughts. Thoughts about how different levels of acceptance are on trail versus ‘normal’

Sep 14, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Bay Circuit Trail: Thru-Hiking Boston’s Emerald Necklace

Bay Circuit Trail: Thru-Hiking Boston’s Emerald Necklace

I found myself in a strange headspace when I got home from my recent thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I planned a month and a half long break from thru-hiking...

Sep 14, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

A lot has changed since I last posted, including the trail I’m hiking! I restarted at Sonora Pass as planned the day after my last post. Between the elevation change...

Sep 13, 2021 : Ellie B.