thru-hiking

Making the Most of Your Pre-Hike Hype

Making the Most of Your Pre-Hike Hype

There's still time before we take the first of over four million steps it'll take to cover the Appalachian Trail, but mentally, forum - It's great to get whatever perspectives you can...

Jan 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Wallet AWOL Guidebook pages w/ pencil Chic-A-Fil sauce (better than money on the trail) Eye drops Hand sanitizer Lighter Hometown pride stickers Lucky dime acquired in Manchester

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

It all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple. I just wanted to go for a long walk...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

Preparing for a thru-hike is a lot of work. For the last few months, I’ve been planning resupplies, training, both mentally and physically, and buying and testing out gear. It’s...

Jan 12, 2018 : Taylor Key
My Top Five Pieces Of 2017 Thru-Hike Gear

My Top Five Pieces Of 2017 Thru-Hike Gear

It’s so fun seeing this flurry of thru-hike planning happening now on The Trek.  I love to plan and to do research, so I’m having some pleasant, and not-so-pleasant, flashbacks...

Jan 10, 2018 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Hikers Beware: Haters Ahead

Hikers Beware: Haters Ahead

Congratulations! You’ve decided to become a thru-hiker! Now it’s time to stand on a mountaintop and sing it to the world. Making the choice to drop your real life and...

Jan 6, 2018 : Taylor Key
Whats Your PCT Price?

Whats Your PCT Price?

I’m not going to put a price on my PCT hike. Rather I’m setting a goal to do the PCT the Cheapest for the class of 2018.. When I type...

Dec 6, 2017 : Olympia
What’s a “Kelsy”? Why Katahdin?

What’s a “Kelsy”? Why Katahdin?

Hey folks! My name's Kelsy, and I'm about to start my wildest adventure yet.       Until now, Photography has been my primary form of expression. Although a picture is...

Nov 20, 2017 : Kelsy Filler
Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
And so it Begins… My Solo PCT Trek

And so it Begins… My Solo PCT Trek

Deciding to Hike the PCT While growing up I was always the girl that hated doing make-overs and playing with dolls. I spent most of my time as a young...

Nov 5, 2017 : Eliza Swackhamer