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Platypus Quickdraw Water Filter Review

Platypus Quickdraw Water Filter Review

The Platypus Quickdraw is the latest addition to the squeeze filter category. With carefully thought out features, it's also one of the best.

Sep 23, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Backpacker Radio #119 | Lauren & Henri de la Vega: The Triple Crown Power Couple

Backpacker Radio #119 | Lauren & Henri de la Vega: The Triple Crown Power Couple

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Lauren and Henri de la Vega — a husband and wife southbounding the Continental Divide Trail...

Sep 22, 2021 : Mara Simonson
7 Insider Tips for Hiking With a Newborn

7 Insider Tips for Hiking With a Newborn

Having a baby will make your whole life look different, including your hiking lifestyle. It can be easy to think your hiking days are over or at least on a...

Sep 22, 2021 : Kimberly Scott
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #6 | The Social Dynamic

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #6 | The Social Dynamic

Today we explore the social dynamic of a thru-hike.  If you've listened to previous seasons shows on this subject, you might think that you already know the answer to this...

Sep 21, 2021 : The Editors
Will Bark Beetles Spell the End of Forests As We Know Them?

Will Bark Beetles Spell the End of Forests As We Know Them?

Icefields Parkway winds its way through the Canadian Rockies between Banff and Jasper national parks. It's obvious why many count the Parkway among the most scenic drives on the planet:...

Sep 21, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Nashville Pack & Equipment Company Tempo Backpack

Nashville Pack & Equipment Company Tempo Backpack

More than two years ago, Nashville Pack & Equipment Company released a frameless backpack called the Cutaway, which focused on minimalist features and extreme functionality for thru-hikers based

Sep 20, 2021 : Brandon Chase
Wisconsin, Here We Come! Backpacker Radio’s 2nd Annual Road Trip Takes on the Ice Age Trail

Wisconsin, Here We Come! Backpacker Radio’s 2nd Annual Road Trip Takes on the Ice Age Trail

Backpacker Radio, The Trek's flagship podcast, is bound for the Badger State this October!  In partnership with Travel Wisconsin & the Ice Age Trail Alliance and their Mammoth Hike Challenge,

Sep 20, 2021 : Zach
2020 Appalachian Trail Section Hiker Survey: Resources and Gear

2020 Appalachian Trail Section Hiker Survey: Resources and Gear

Long overlooked in our annual surveys, Appalachian Trail (AT) section hikers were the focus of the Trek's 2020 survey. We surveyed 448 people, 43 of whom had completed the entire...

Sep 20, 2021 : Mariposa
Excerpt from Unlost: New AT Memoir by Gail Muller

Excerpt from Unlost: New AT Memoir by Gail Muller

Sometimes, the greatest achievements in our lives are made all the greater because of being told we'd never make it. Because of defying odds and showing our mettle. My story,...

Sep 16, 2021 : Appalachian Gail
Numb Toes After Finishing Your Thru-Hike? Here’s Why.

Numb Toes After Finishing Your Thru-Hike? Here’s Why.

In July of 2018, I lost most of the sensitivity in my toes on both feet. I didn't think much of it at first. I was in the middle of...

Sep 15, 2021 : Kelly Floro