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The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 4/15

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 4/15

Quality over quantity---check out the great finds we have this week. Select sizes only, and quantities limited. Eastern Mountain Sports

Apr 15, 2019 : Rachel S
Excerpt from Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson’s “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” (Plus Your Chance for a FREE Copy)

Excerpt from Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson’s “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” (Plus Your Chance for a FREE Copy)

Heather "Anish" Anderson is an all-star hiker who needs no introduction. The first woman to complete the Calendar Triple Crown, she also has set fastest known time (FKT) records for self-supported

Apr 15, 2019 : Rachel S
The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The Cohos Trail: 170 Miles of New Hampshire’s North Woods

The relatively new and unknown Cohos (Coh-ahs) Trail extends 170 miles through Northern New Hampshire from the Canadian border near Pittsburg to Crawford Notch in the White Mountains. It’s a...

Apr 15, 2019 : Effie Drew
Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

In more than 2,100 miles of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016, I never got a single blister on my feet. That was thanks, in part, to the miracle of...

Apr 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Trump Moves to Speed Up Oil, Gas Pipeline Construction

Trump Moves to Speed Up Oil, Gas Pipeline Construction

President Trump has signed two executive orders to speed up construction of oil and natural gas pipelines, but his actions on April 10 do not appear likely to affect two...

Apr 13, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Oberon Zero-Degree Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Oberon Zero-Degree Sleeping Bag

The Therm-a-Rest Oberon At-a-Glance like this one. Once removed from the stuff sack, it lofted beautifully with a few shakes. Durability and Water Resistance Nikwax Hydrophobic Down, one of

Apr 11, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
How to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail: 750 Miles Across Eastern Oregon

How to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail: 750 Miles Across Eastern Oregon

The Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) is a 750-mile route through the high desert country of Eastern Oregon. In the shape of a lopsided W, the Oregon Desert Trail made is up...

Apr 9, 2019 : Katie Gerber
The Story Behind the Hiker Yearbook

The Story Behind the Hiker Yearbook

In 2013, Matthew "Odie" Norman thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail; a profound event that ignited a lifelong passion to reconnect hikers after the trail. This passion led to the creation of...

Apr 8, 2019 : Bloodhound
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 4/8

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 4/8

Some people may say "April showers bring May flowers" but we think "April showers bring stellar discounts" is more fitting for this week. We'll let you decide which is more...

Apr 8, 2019 : Rachel S
35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

35 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Need to Be Following on Instagram in 2019

Each year, dozens of The Trek’s beloved bloggers and vloggers hit the Pacific Crest Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their  journeys via Instagram. Follow along...

Apr 7, 2019 : Blaine Hoppenrath