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Post the People: Tips for Photographing People on Trail

Post the People: Tips for Photographing People on Trail

Photography is my language. I'm a very visual person. It's how I communicate; how I teach, how I learn, how I share. You know, I tried to keep a journal...

Feb 17, 2018 : Kylie Torrence
The Case for Thru-Hiking Psychology

The Case for Thru-Hiking Psychology

I was alone, hurrying to Vermillion Valley Resort to make the 4 pm ferry. I crossed Bear Creek (a.k.a. big-ass river) on a massive log, and then I charged into some...

Feb 15, 2018 : Aurora Smedley
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Online Feud Between Carrot Quinn and Lint

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Online Feud Between Carrot Quinn and Lint

The Trek Editor's Note We are thrilled to introduce a brand new series to The Trek- Mailbag with National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year. She's about as versatile as they...

Feb 14, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Rangeley, Maine

Appalachian Trail Town Spotlight: Rangeley, Maine

The Trail Town Spotlight series is back, this time coming from Rangeley, Maine! This town sits at NOBO mile 1,967 (SOBO mile 220). Coming from Gorham, NH (mile 1,891), NOBOs...

Feb 14, 2018 : James Cape
Backpacker Radio Episode #3: The Love, Romance, & Heartbreak Show Featuring Reptar

Backpacker Radio Episode #3: The Love, Romance, & Heartbreak Show Featuring Reptar

Episode #3 of Backpacker Radio is a tip of the cap to Valentine's Day. We are joined by Katadyn BeFree (Badger likes the BeFree) - Reptar falling in love on...

Feb 14, 2018 : Zach
A Photographer’s Favorite Images From The Appalachian Trail

A Photographer’s Favorite Images From The Appalachian Trail

The 2018 Appalachian Trail hiking season is nearly upon us, and potential thru-hikers are setting off on an enormous journey. For me, having daily reminders of why I would even...

Feb 13, 2018 : Koty Sapp
Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail

Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail

Anyone who thru-hikes can probably regurgitate information about their favorite food locations along the trail. Thru-hikes are, in their purest essence, jaunts from town to town to eat food.

Feb 12, 2018 : Silent Bob
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: A Trail Less Traveled

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: A Trail Less Traveled

I’m first and foremost a paddler. When I initially announced that I was planning a 2016 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) paddling friend of...

Feb 11, 2018 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Stories from the Trail Episode 4: Daniel Needs a Trail Name

Stories from the Trail Episode 4: Daniel Needs a Trail Name

What questions would you have if you were about to go on your first ever overnight backpacking trip in the woods? Join Green Giant and Voldemort in the studio with...

Feb 10, 2018 : Gary Sizer
What You Need to Know About the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the 2018 Appalachian Trail Kickoff

Get your start photo under the Arch and sign in at the Visitors Center to register your thru-hike! Hear it from the pros The ATKO offers a prime opportunity to...

Feb 10, 2018 : Stacia Bennett