144 Results for "maine"

All Jokes About the Desert are Dry Humor

All Jokes About the Desert are Dry Humor

Coming out of Idyllwild, I had expected snowy conditions, but the extent to which that section challenged me both physically and emotionally took me by surprise. There were many points...

Apr 15, 2021 : Rachel Frey
Guess Who’s Back?

Guess Who’s Back?

Alright, we're back! This time, to hike the Pacific Crest Trail! It's been almost 4.5 years since my last blog post as I finished the Appalachian Trail, and what a...

Mar 31, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Quarantine Dreams: 11,000 Miles in 2022

Quarantine Dreams: 11,000 Miles in 2022

“If your dreams don’t scare you, you aren’t dreaming big enough.” I first came across this quote in an interview I read somewhere with one of the greatest adventure athletes...

Mar 25, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Trekking While Asian: An AAPI Perspective

Trekking While Asian: An AAPI Perspective

Disappointing my ancestors and challenging western stereotypes one literal step at a time.

Mar 19, 2021 : Alice Wu
Possibly Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Possibly Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

I’m Possibly, a 2018 AT thru-hiker, and I’m possibly a 2021 PCT thru-hiker. The trail name “Possibly” was bestowed upon me when I hesitated to claim the title “thru-hiker” only...

Dec 20, 2020 : Sibley
Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

As 2020 winds down, a third wave of COVID-19 infections is engulfing the United States, with the number of daily cases more than tripling over the previous August high and...

Dec 17, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

At almost 8,000 miles, the Triple Crown trails of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail are some of the best hiking in the world. No matter...

Nov 4, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
Challenging the Narrative and Amplifying Voices: Resources for Education and Inclusivity in the Outdoor Industry

Challenging the Narrative and Amplifying Voices: Resources for Education and Inclusivity in the Outdoor Industry

One of the universal characteristics of people who love the outdoors is that we enthusiastically lean into discomfort.  The outdoors community is mostly white, which has allowed us the privilege

Jun 3, 2020 : The Editors
Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The disappointing start to the 2020...

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy
How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

Here at The Trek, we've been working on finding a way to support our small-town communities and businesses that depend on the annual influx of hikers. Below we've linked several...

Apr 22, 2020 : Sydney Brehm