hiking the appalachian trail

Lessons Learned: Early Days on Trail

Lessons Learned: Early Days on Trail

How it’s been going so far: It’s only been a couple weeks and I’ve learned so much already. It’s been a process of hiking, camping and fine tuning all the things...like...

May 20, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Everything I’ll Admit to Bringing on my AT Thru-Hike

Everything I’ll Admit to Bringing on my AT Thru-Hike

WARNING: Gear post in 3, 2, 1… Here's everything I’ll admit to bringing for my 2021 thru-hike of the AT I’ll start with an apology of sorts. I really meant...

Apr 1, 2021 : Steve Monaco
You’re gonna do what?

You’re gonna do what?

So why thru-hike the AT (or any long trail for that matter)? In this post, I'll share the reasons I am attempting a 2021 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I'm...

Feb 7, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

This loss has given me a new mission. A new purpose, if you will, to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Now I'm hiking for Raz.

Feb 5, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
My favorite delusion!

My favorite delusion!

Welcome to my AT blog This is my first AT blog for TheTrek, or as I am calling it, 'My favorite delusion'.  I say delusional because TBH undertaking this adventure...

Jan 26, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

This post details why I chose to go with a hammock over a tent and will address some of the drawbacks of my choice. If you're interested in using a...

Jan 7, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Hike for Mental Health is a wonderful organization that I have partnered with because I believe in their mission and I trust their ethics.

Nov 20, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

So here it is, in all its scope and glory, my attempt to tell you, the world, and I guess really myself, why I’m hiking the Appalachian Trail:

Nov 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Adventure On: Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Setbacks on Trail

Adventure On: Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Setbacks on Trail

I’ve been on the grid, but unplugged for the past 2.5 months. In December, I had to step away from the Appalachian Trail and pause my thru-hike due to circumstances...

Feb 28, 2020 : Allison Olson