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Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Should You Thru-Hike With Your Significant Other?

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Should You Thru-Hike With Your Significant Other?

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to our sixth Mailbag with National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. But the real reason we love JPD and ask for her input? For such an...

Apr 22, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

“The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try...

Apr 20, 2018 : Chris Bennett
Trail Correspondents Episode #4: The First Week on Trail (Part I)

Trail Correspondents Episode #4: The First Week on Trail (Part I)

Episode number 4 of our Trail Correspondents series comes directly from the trail!  Our hikers were tasked with interviewing a fellow thru-hiker about their first impressions of their

Apr 19, 2018 : Zach
Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

At-A-Glance Length: 42-48 miles, depending on which trailheads you choose to start and finish your hike Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Northern Arizona Trail Type: Out-and-Back, unless you

Apr 19, 2018 : Katie Gerber
Why You Should Join Your Local Appalachian Trail Club

Why You Should Join Your Local Appalachian Trail Club

With more than 6,000 volunteers dedicating around 270,000 hours each year, the Appalachian Trail is one of the world’s largest ongoing volunteer projects. Volunteers touch every aspect of what makes

Apr 18, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Backpacker Radio Episode #8 – Dirt Squirrel, the Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Thru-Hiking as a Vegan

Backpacker Radio Episode #8 – Dirt Squirrel, the Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Thru-Hiking as a Vegan

In today's episode, we sit down with 2017 PCT thru-hiker, Dirt Squirrel.  Dirt Squirrel will destroy any notions you have about the Millennial generation.  She is 23-years-old, well-spoken,

Apr 17, 2018 : Zach
The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2018

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2018

Little makes a weary backpacker happier than peeling off dirty, wet hiking clothes and crawling into a sleeping bag at the end of a long day. While sleeping bags are...

Apr 17, 2018 : The Editors
Best Places to Do Trail Magic on the PCT

Best Places to Do Trail Magic on the PCT

This time last year, I started walking toward Canada on the PCT. I walked into camp that first night with as much dignity as I could muster, wondering if maybe...

Apr 16, 2018 : Brooke Eller
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Dealing With Post-Trail Depression

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Dealing With Post-Trail Depression

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to our fifth Mailbag with National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. But the real reason we love JPD and ask for her input? For such an...

Apr 11, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Trail Correspondents Episode #3: The Night Before (Part I)

Trail Correspondents Episode #3: The Night Before (Part I)

 Today we check in with half of our trail correspondents during quite possibly the most nerve-wracking moment from the journey- the night before starting the thru-hike. Today we hear...

Apr 10, 2018 : Zach