thru hike

The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Feels Wow. It’s finally happening. It’s not going to begin and it’s not finished. It’s in the present. I am a PCT thru-hiker. A very novice one, but I’m...

May 6, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Water… Need Water

Water… Need Water

Let’s complete a brief water consumption exercise, shall we?

Apr 27, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Are These the 11 Hardest Resupply Towns on the PCT?

Are These the 11 Hardest Resupply Towns on the PCT?

How many calories did I consume on the JMT? No clue. Was it enough? No. Hiker hunger is real.

Apr 7, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

Here is a breakdown of how I spent my time preparing for my 2021 PCT NOBO Thru-hike...

Mar 30, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Packing Self Care

Packing Self Care

When I first started backpacking, I excelled right away. Not because I was particularly knowledgeable or athletic, but because I was really good at enduring pain. Childhood trauma and lifelong

Mar 27, 2021 : Lacie
The Pinhoti Trail: A Journey Begins

The Pinhoti Trail: A Journey Begins

The Pinhoti Trail sits at the southernmost tip of the Appalachians and a great trail for an A.T. trial run. Starting in Alabama and terminating in Georgia just shy of...

Mar 23, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon
Glasses vs. Contacts

Glasses vs. Contacts

To see or not to see (with contacts)....that is the question. Let's start the debate between glasses vs contacts.

Mar 8, 2021 : Janine
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
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
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