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5 Common Snakes You Might Encounter on the Appalachian Trail

5 Common Snakes You Might Encounter on the Appalachian Trail

Here at The Trek, we’re no strangers to the backcountry tradition of being aggressively and mortally afraid of various wildlife. You name it, chances are one of us has nursed...

Jun 17, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Meet the Family of 6 Finishing Their Triple Crown

Meet the Family of 6 Finishing Their Triple Crown

Meet the Bennetts, a family of six that has hiked the PCT, CDT, and PNT.  I caught up with 5/6 of them (and a Bennett cousin) almost a quarter of...

Jun 15, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Yellowstone National Park Closes All Entrances Due to Hazardous Conditions

Yellowstone National Park Closes All Entrances Due to Hazardous Conditions

Yellowstone National Park has closed all park entrances to inbound traffic due to hazardous conditions caused by record rainfall and flooding, according to NPS. The park will be closed, and...

Jun 14, 2022 : Penina Satlow
PCT Hikers Warned to Avoid Wrightwood as Firefighters Work to Contain Sheep Fire

PCT Hikers Warned to Avoid Wrightwood as Firefighters Work to Contain Sheep Fire

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) warned hikers on Monday to avoid the town of Wrightwood, CA and the surrounding area due to fire danger. The Sheep Fire was first...

Jun 14, 2022 : Kelly Floro
22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

As the snow melts in the PCT's Sierra Mountains and Katahdin opens to AT hikers, we find ourselves deep in the throes of thru-hiking season once more. For months now,...

Jun 13, 2022 : Katie Houston
Backpacker Radio #153 | AT Trail Days 2022: Thru-Hiker Interviews Part 2

Backpacker Radio #153 | AT Trail Days 2022: Thru-Hiker Interviews Part 2

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by goodr, we are joined by more AT Hiker Trash!  This is volume II of our thru-hiker...

Jun 13, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Hiker Struck by Lightning Near Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Hiker Struck by Lightning Near Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

A man from Norfolk, VA was hospitalized on Wednesday after being struck by lightning while hiking Sharp Top, a mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Bedford, VA. Units from...

Jun 10, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Moose Killed After Charging Two Hikers and a Dog Multiple Times, Seriously Injuring One

Moose Killed After Charging Two Hikers and a Dog Multiple Times, Seriously Injuring One

A male hiker was seriously injured on Wednesday morning when he, his female hiking partner, and their dog were charged by an aggressive cow moose during an early morning hike...

Jun 9, 2022 : Kelly Floro
22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

22 Trek Bloggers on the Appalachian Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

As the snow melts in the PCT's Sierra Mountains and Katahdin opens to AT hikers, we find ourselves deep in the throes of thru-hiking season once more. For months now,...

Jun 9, 2022 : Katie Houston
One of the Foremost Experts in Human-Bear Conflict Has Something to Tell You About Bear Safety

One of the Foremost Experts in Human-Bear Conflict Has Something to Tell You About Bear Safety

Do bear bells work? Is it best to play dead if you’re attacked? Is a gun just as effective as bear spray? Should anything that might possibly have come in...

Jun 8, 2022 : Alison Young