Hiking

Rain Rain Go Away.

Rain Rain Go Away.

The Night Before… Picture this: two intrepid adventurers, me and my hiking partner, reunited at the ATL airport, ready to tackle the 2,197.4-mile Appalachian Trail. As we marveled at our...

Mar 13, 2024 : Caroline
Post PCT: Bathing in Reflection

Post PCT: Bathing in Reflection

  This time, two years ago, Marie and I (not yet Basecamp & Yeti Legs) were selling the last of our worldly possessions (including our cars), wrapping up our jobs,...

Mar 8, 2024 : Wesley Black
Another Year, Another Adventure

Another Year, Another Adventure

Hello again :) The moments beyond hiking the AT in 2022 have been some of the hardest of my life, but I'm back to say that another adventure is brewing!...

Mar 8, 2024 : Anna Hamrick
A Bundle of “I don’t knows”

A Bundle of “I don’t knows”

Hello fellow Trekkers! My name is Saida and I am a 33 year old female, Los Angeles native. My current home base is Sacramento, CA where I relocated to in...

Feb 26, 2024 : Saida Garcia
Please Allow me to Introduce Myself

Please Allow me to Introduce Myself

Hey! I am super stoked that you found your way here on The Trek! I am excited to be here as well. That must mean we share something in common!...

Jan 24, 2024 : Michael Chamberlain
Training for Success

Training for Success

The 2,200+ mile hike is not a straight walk. To be ready for everything the trail can throw at a hiker, training for success is important. The 2,200 mile hike...

Jan 22, 2024 : Michael Chamberlain
The Final Week of a 5,500+ Mile Journey

The Final Week of a 5,500+ Mile Journey

ECT Day 316&317  Day 316: 24 miles This morning I wound up waking up super early, excited for Fresh Ground to feed us breakfast. I got packed up and talked...

Jan 10, 2024 : Peg Leg
Backpacking Safety for Solo Women: Understanding and Managing Risk in the Backcountry

Backpacking Safety for Solo Women: Understanding and Managing Risk in the Backcountry

When sharing news of an upcoming thru-hike, one of the most common questions I get — right up there with “Where do you poop?” and “Where do you shower?” —...

Jan 9, 2024 : Katie Jackson
Why the Appalachian Trail? Why Now?

Why the Appalachian Trail? Why Now?

Why this? Why now? These two questions are always asked any time someone wants to talk about my upcoming thru hike on the Appalachian Trail. I feel the more appropriate...

Jan 8, 2024 : Michael Chamberlain
Spending the Day in Big Cyprus Swamp

Spending the Day in Big Cyprus Swamp

ECT Day 310 Day 310: 18 miles This morning we packed up fairly early at our campsite by the gate. We wanted to have as early a start as possible....

Jan 7, 2024 : Peg Leg