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Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 5

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 5

This season on the Pacific Crest Trail was wild, to say the least. With the threat of spreading forest fires, multiple re-routes, and the inability to make it to the...

Oct 5, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
9 AT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

9 AT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

We polled our '22 AT Bloggers to see what they learned over the course of their journey from Georgia to Maine. Read on to see what these nine thru-hikers had...

Oct 5, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 10

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 10

Just look at all these incredible hikers! These folks recently completed their Appalachian Trail thru-hike. They summited peaks, hiked through rainstorms, and overcame every challenge the trail threw

Oct 5, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Modifying your Gear List for High Routes and Off Trail Hikes

Modifying your Gear List for High Routes and Off Trail Hikes

Many thru-hikers find themselves financially depleted after tackling a six-month long trail and are relegated back to a desk job with only two or three weeks of vacation a year...

Oct 5, 2022 : "GPS"
Backpacker Radio #169 | Kylie Yang on Ridgerunning on the AT, Working for the CDTC, and Giving Back through Trail Work

Backpacker Radio #169 | Kylie Yang on Ridgerunning on the AT, Working for the CDTC, and Giving Back through Trail Work

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, guest co-host Steven Shattuck aka Twinkle and yours truly are joined by Kylie Yang. Kylie is a Field Programs Manager...

Oct 3, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Exped Ultra 3R Sleeping Pad Review

Exped Ultra 3R Sleeping Pad Review

Am I the only one who experiences a weird mixture of euphoria and debilitating analysis paralysis when presented with, oh, let's say 41, slight variations on the same product to...

Oct 3, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell
Alone

Alone

When I started the Appalachian Trail, I was engaged. We'd been together for 5 1/2 years, had a dog together, were ready to buy a house together. There's nothing I...

Oct 2, 2022 : Willy "Catchup"
A Cautionary Tale of Statins, Thru-Hiking, and Rhabdomyolysis

A Cautionary Tale of Statins, Thru-Hiking, and Rhabdomyolysis

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Sep 30, 2022 : Guest Post
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 4

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 4

Incoming! We have our next wave of Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike finishers! We're stoked to celebrate this incredible accomplishment alongside these unreal thru-hikers. They spent months on trail,

Sep 29, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
8 PCT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

8 PCT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

As it turns out, walking over 2,600 miles can give someone more than enough time to think about—well, a lot of things! Our PCT Class of 2022 Bloggers spent part...

Sep 29, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker