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Backpacker Radio 93 | The Quirins on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Baby

Backpacker Radio 93 | The Quirins on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Baby

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Bekah and Derrick Quirin.  In 2017, the Quirins thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail with their adorable baby,...

Jan 26, 2021 : Elise Ott
The 2020 AT Section Hiker Survey: Companions and Demographics

The 2020 AT Section Hiker Survey: Companions and Demographics

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

Jan 26, 2021 : Mariposa
How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps

How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps

A thru-hike is difficult enough without making videos along the way. But if you’ve decided to vlog your thru-hike, the following tips will help you create more compelling videos for...

Jan 22, 2021 : Evan Schaeffer
WayZada is the Company Making 3D Prints of Your Thru-Hikes

WayZada is the Company Making 3D Prints of Your Thru-Hikes

The package was lighter than I thought it would be, the contents hidden under layers of bubble wrap. When I finally dug through the protective packaging, I had a 3D-printed...

Jan 21, 2021 : Maggie Slepian
The Future of Public Lands Under a Biden Administration

The Future of Public Lands Under a Biden Administration

Public and sacred lands in the United States have seen historic assaults under the Trump administration. From the shrinking of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments to make way

Jan 19, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket Review

Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket Review

I recently added the Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket to my winter apparel selection and it has quickly become my go-to for cold evenings in camp or around the backyard...

Jan 18, 2021 : Tucker Ballister
The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

Beyond the Appalachian Trail, many backpackers overlook Pennsylvania as a backpacking destination. Hikers from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, however, appreciate the plentiful backpacking

Jan 18, 2021 : Troy Zohner
Escape From New York on the Empire State Trail

Escape From New York on the Empire State Trail

City-dwellers know that it always takes a little extra effort to commune with nature, but the problem has become more acute during the pandemic. In New York City, the trains,...

Jan 13, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Great Strides: Edward Payson Weston Was ‘World’s Greatest Pedestrian’

Great Strides: Edward Payson Weston Was ‘World’s Greatest Pedestrian’

Great Strides is an occasional feature of The Trek exploring some of the greatest walks and walkers in history, literature, and film. On Sunday, March 28, 1909, The New York...

Jan 12, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Knog Bilby Headlamp Review

Knog Bilby Headlamp Review

The Knog Bilby Headlamp puts an interesting and unique spin on the headlamp game. For long-time backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts, we know there’s really not much that separates quality headlamps

Jan 11, 2021 : Tucker Ballister