adventure

Happy Trials and Keep on Trekking

Happy Trials and Keep on Trekking

I didn’t have to be badgered into applying to be a writer for The Trek (back then it was still Appalachian Trials). Zack officially welcomed me aboard a little over a year...

Aug 24, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

  Leave No Trace to me means respecting nature as if it were a holy site. Hi, everyone. My name is Jeremy. You can call me the "Barefoot" Hiker. This...

Mar 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Have some extra money for splurging? Want to get a small dose of the days of old when you were one with society? It doesn’t have to be all work...

Nov 29, 2016 : Stubbs
I’m Hiking Because…

I’m Hiking Because…

I’m sure upon mentioning to friends and family about your decision to attempt a thru hike (or even a long distance section hike), or simply uttering that it’s something you’re...

Oct 4, 2016 : Stubbs
Pacific Crest Trail: Campo to Julian

Pacific Crest Trail: Campo to Julian

Campo, CA (mile 0) to Julian, CA (mile 77) /embed] April 27 "Expectation is the Root of all Heartache" The day has finally arrived. I get to attempt to thruhike...

Apr 30, 2016 : Digger
Turning Forty, and Wanting a Life of Adventure

Turning Forty, and Wanting a Life of Adventure

I turned 40 earlier this month. I don’t think I ever really believed I’d get this far. I didn’t have dreams or goals growing up, so it’s strange to be...

Feb 28, 2016 : Amy Bee
Gear List Before : Part 1 (Gear)

Gear List Before : Part 1 (Gear)

Well, here we are! Two weeks to go, amazing how time flies! I've been doing some good workouts to prepare physically, and I've got (almost) all of my gear together,...

Feb 10, 2016 : Victoria Ketteringham
How My Trip to Colorado Prepared Me For The AT

How My Trip to Colorado Prepared Me For The AT

"You weren't born to just pay bills and die." I'm in love with places I've never been, and I finally got to meet my love, the Rocky Mountains. I've been...

Jan 15, 2016 : Ashley Schellhase
That Moment When…

That Moment When…

I had a very distinct metamorphosis moment recently. Before it happened, I was planning a NOBO thru-hike for 2016. I was a city girl who appreciated, enjoyed, maybe even loved...

Sep 21, 2015 : Victoria Ketteringham
Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Because why the hell not? Class of 2016.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Because why the hell not? Class of 2016.

Greetings everyone!  My name is Austin Braswell, and I am currently planning my thru hike adventure, going northbound from Georgia to Maine. I am not 100% sure when my official start...

Aug 18, 2015 : Austin Braswell