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Shitty Air Pad 1, Steve 0

Shitty Air Pad 1, Steve 0

Shakeout lessons learned…the good, the bad, and the ugly! As a last tune-up before my NOBO attempt, I went on a shakeout hike of the AT last week in New...

Apr 13, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Packing Self Care

Packing Self Care

When I first started backpacking, I excelled right away. Not because I was particularly knowledgeable or athletic, but because I was really good at enduring pain. Childhood trauma and lifelong

Mar 27, 2021 : Lacie
Less Than a Month to Go

Less Than a Month to Go

Less Than a Month to Go This is my first post from my kindle. I'll be typing my posts on this and using my phone to add pictures. Hopefully, it...

Mar 22, 2021 : David Howard
And So Our Story Begins…

And So Our Story Begins…

"Load the car and write the note, grab your bag and grab your coat, tell the ones that need to know, we are headed North." -The Avett Brothers

Feb 26, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
You’re gonna do what?

You’re gonna do what?

So why thru-hike the AT (or any long trail for that matter)? In this post, I'll share the reasons I am attempting a 2021 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I'm...

Feb 7, 2021 : Steve Monaco
My favorite delusion!

My favorite delusion!

Welcome to my AT blog This is my first AT blog for TheTrek, or as I am calling it, 'My favorite delusion'.  I say delusional because TBH undertaking this adventure...

Jan 26, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Cold Soaking With No Mail Drops (For Beginners)

Cold Soaking With No Mail Drops (For Beginners)

Next camping trip I vowed that I would enjoy my meal sans stove. All the better for sleeping bag snacking...

Jan 21, 2021 : Emma Slaughter
Hiking The Wonderland Trail… almost

Hiking The Wonderland Trail… almost

When a hike goes to plan, the sun is shining, birds are singing, and rainbows abound… then you wake up. Fact; Some hikes turn into massive dumpster fires. This was...

Dec 29, 2020 : J.D./ La Loon
Prepping the Pup

Prepping the Pup

Now that you know all about Tate, aka Baked Potato, it’s time to fill you in on the tips of prepping this eight-month-old for his thru-hike. Training The original thought...

Dec 17, 2020 : Sarah Caldwell
Boulder Mail Trail: Walking History

Boulder Mail Trail: Walking History

I start my grand trek, my epic adventure, my journey of a lifetime, my long way home stroll in 11 days. The insanity of emotions is whirling around me as...

Mar 15, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser