appalachian trail

The Three C’s of Pandemic Thru-Hiking

The Three C’s of Pandemic Thru-Hiking

Cancel, Continue or Change? Perhaps one of the most important factors when prepping for a thru-hike is flexibility in both body and mind. Add a global pandemic to the mix...

Jan 26, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon
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
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
Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Image: riyan_hidayart When I first started hiking, I had no idea I'd be attempting a successful northbound thru-hike in 2021. There was also little indication that my gear list items...

Dec 13, 2020 : Darlene M
Accessing the Appalachian Trail: A List of Shuttles and Taxi Services

Accessing the Appalachian Trail: A List of Shuttles and Taxi Services

Originally published on 6/23/2016, updated on 11/23/2020 by Sarah Wolfson. Do a quick Google search of, "How do I get to on the AT?" and you won't get very far....

Nov 23, 2020 : High Five
Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Hike for Mental Health is a wonderful organization that I have partnered with because I believe in their mission and I trust their ethics.

Nov 20, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

Let’s face it: thru-hiker food generally sucks. Food that is cheap, portable, lightweight, and durable enough to last through trail conditions is typically chock-full of preservatives (namely

Jul 20, 2020 : Jordan Bowman
The USA Is Closed!

The USA Is Closed!

The global pandemic hasn’t only forced the closure of the Appalachian Trail, effectively to all non-Americans, it also means the USA is closed too! My Canadian feelings aren’t hurt in...

May 12, 2020 : Dudley
Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

This article is for anyone who didn’t make it. Not to the final mile on Katahdin or Springer, but to mile zero to start such a sought-after journey.

Mar 9, 2020 : Lauren Planas
The Science Behind Trekking Poles

The Science Behind Trekking Poles

A look into the science behind using trekking poles for your Appalachian Trail trip.

Mar 9, 2020 : Jacob Payne