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Backpacker Radio 92 | Andrew Skurka Returns

Backpacker Radio 92 | Andrew Skurka Returns

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Andrew Skurka- and as you might’ve already guessed, it does not disappoint.  We touch...

Jan 7, 2021 : Elise Ott
How I Saved Hundreds on My AT Thru-Hike Gear List

How I Saved Hundreds on My AT Thru-Hike Gear List

As a brand new blogger for The Trek, I was so excited to use the gear list feature. I know I've spent many hours this past year diving into any...

Jan 7, 2021 : Nadia Fenay
The 2020 AT Section Hiker Survey: Motives and Logistics

The 2020 AT Section Hiker Survey: Motives and Logistics

Long overlooked in our annual surveys, Appalachian Trail (AT) section hikers were the focus of this year's survey. We surveyed 448 people, 34 of whom had completed the entire AT...

Jan 6, 2021 : Mariposa
2021 PCT Long-distance Permits Will be Issued; Portal to Open January 19

2021 PCT Long-distance Permits Will be Issued; Portal to Open January 19

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) announced on January 5 that 2021 PCT Long-distance Permits will be issued at normal levels starting January 19th at 10:30 am PT. The decision...

Jan 5, 2021 : Kelly Floro
A Complete List of Individual Permits Needed to Hike the PCT

A Complete List of Individual Permits Needed to Hike the PCT

Every (normal) year, prospective PCT thru-hikers queue up in an online waiting room to apply for a PCT Long-distance Permit. This interagency pass is aimed at trail users who plan...

Jan 5, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Yellow Finch Tree Sitters Continue to Defy Mountain Valley Pipeline

Yellow Finch Tree Sitters Continue to Defy Mountain Valley Pipeline

Sitting high in the trees in Montgomery County, Virginia, the tree sitters off Yellow Finch Lane are in their 853rd day of blockading construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)...

Jan 4, 2021 : Tina Mullen
6 New Year’s Resolutions for Backpackers and Thru-Hikers

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Backpackers and Thru-Hikers

New year, new plans. 2020 may have been the life goals-equivalent of getting hit in the face by a water balloon full of warm, chunky trash juice, but there's still...

Dec 31, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Backpacker Radio 91 | New Year’s Eve Sh*t Show Spectacular

Backpacker Radio 91 | New Year’s Eve Sh*t Show Spectacular

Today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, is 2020 personified. And by that, I mean it's a genuine shit show. Today's show runs the gamut, we drunk dial...

Dec 30, 2020 : Elise Ott
Trail Correspondents 2021: Apply to Join the Team!

Trail Correspondents 2021: Apply to Join the Team!

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be bringing back a third season of Trail Correspondents, a podcast dedicated to sharing the highs, lows, and everything in between that comes...

Dec 29, 2020 : The Editors
Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket Review

Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket Review

If you’re looking for a versatile jacket that can be used for any activity you had planned this winter, then we may have just found the perfect shell for you....

Dec 29, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn