128 Results for "leave no trace"

Announcing: The Inaugural Season of The Trek Ambassador Program, Now Accepting Applications

Announcing: The Inaugural Season of The Trek Ambassador Program, Now Accepting Applications

Thru-hiking in 2020?  Let's chat! The Trek is looking for a handful of thru-hikers to showcase through their social media channels in 2020.  Specifically, we're looking to feature those who...

Jan 6, 2020 : The Editors
What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

Being a 2020 PCT hiker means you're going to have to do some research. There are plenty of questions you'll spend hours thinking about before you ever take your first...

Dec 9, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Why I’m not Hiking the Te Araroa Trail

Why I’m not Hiking the Te Araroa Trail

Or the why I chose the Pacific Crest Trail.  I have gotten the question many times over, with being in New Zealand. “Why aren’t hiking the Te Araroa (TA)?” The...

Dec 7, 2019 : Kevin Neft
Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

So, you’re planning to head out on trail for a long walk. Maybe even a thru-hike of one of the Triple Crown trails — the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail,...

Feb 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Comfort Items – Take an Ounce, Leave an Ounce

Comfort Items – Take an Ounce, Leave an Ounce

As I mentioned before, I'm at the final kitchen-sink phase of packing for the hike.   The last few bits and extra things that might come in handy; spare hair elastics,...

Apr 10, 2018 : Smokebeard
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
Week 1- Keep Calm and Carry On

Week 1- Keep Calm and Carry On

Well it’s done and over with, the beginning. Don’t they say starting is the hardest part? Well, I disagree. I think it’s the part in-between the start and the knowing....

Apr 22, 2024 : Riley Simpson
Mummy Attacks Hiker After Third Consecutive Zero Day

Mummy Attacks Hiker After Third Consecutive Zero Day

Ok, sorry to scare you; that didn’t really happen… yet. But it could! Stay with me. I want to talk about why the hell I’m taking on this trail. There...

Apr 11, 2024 : Levi
Karel Sabbe Loves Me

Karel Sabbe Loves Me

Karel Sabbe loves me. Don’t believe it? I have the receipts.  For those living under a rock, Karel Sabbe is the Michael Jordan of hiking, the undisputed G.O.A.T. And he’s...

Aug 15, 2023 : The Family
From Idyllwild to Kennedy Meadows South: Desert Dreams Are Over

From Idyllwild to Kennedy Meadows South: Desert Dreams Are Over

So, this was it - the California desert section has come to an end on June 9 in Kennedy Meadows South, and even one and a half months after I...

Jul 4, 2023 : Katharina Schumacher