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Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Right before leaving the desert and entering the long-awaited Sierras, a trail angel named Coppertone told me, "don't be stupid, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself out there." This...

Jun 22, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

Happy Summer Solstice and World Naked Hiking Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their days and not getting too sunburned if you're out there hiking in your birthday suit. It's been...

Jun 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
Why I stopped writing

Why I stopped writing

It's been about a year since my last post for The Trek, about 10 months since I climbed Katahdin on a beautiful August morning, and about a year and a half...

Jun 19, 2017 : Zoë Symon
The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

Today marks my two-month trailiversarry and, being only 566 miles in, it's safe to say I'm taking my sweet time. Sure I've knocked out a few 20 mile days here...

Jun 13, 2017 : Reptar
Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

As backpacking gear gets lighter and hikers more savvy with their base weight, the pack trend has followed suit... or perhaps led the charge.We sifted through the current offerings—from the biggest

Jun 12, 2017 : The Editors
Book Review: Thru and Back Again

Book Review: Thru and Back Again

4,600 Miles The longest of America's National Scenic Trails runs 4,600 miles through the North Woods of North Dakota to the High Peaks of New York. Although the Andrew Skurka...

Jun 9, 2017 : Caet Cash
New Jersey: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

New Jersey: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Being from the Philly area, there is a small bit of rivalry between PA and NJ, so it kills me to admit that Jersey has been one of my favorite...

Jun 7, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Trail So White- Why The Trail Needs More Diversity

Trail So White- Why The Trail Needs More Diversity

The trail is teeming with diversity. It's a very diverse group of white men. White men from all over with all different backgrounds and stories. But they are white, white,...

Jun 7, 2017 : Leah
How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

When it comes to thru-hiking, it's absolutely imperative that everyone follows the rules (not guidelines) set by you. Here's a few tips to help you get started helping other hikers...

Jun 1, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy

The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy

The fates are conspiring against us. Or maybe I should say they're conspiring for us, because oddly enough, every time we decide we're fed up with this hike and decide to...

May 31, 2017 : Gail Barrett