Hi! My name is Janine, and here are a few reasons to follow my PCT SOBO journey…

Hi! My name is Janine, and here are a few reasons to follow my PCT SOBO journey…

5 good reasons to follow Janine on her SOBO Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) journey.

Mar 1, 2021 : Janine
Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Heather Anderson on Her New Book (Plus a Giveaway)

Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Heather Anderson on Her New Book (Plus a Giveaway)

Heather "Anish" Anderson's latest book, Mud Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail is available for purchase on March 1, 2021. Win a free copy by telling us in...

Mar 1, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Before Departure: 3 Things I Am Anxious About, 3 Things I Am Excited For

Before Departure: 3 Things I Am Anxious About, 3 Things I Am Excited For

On an undisclosed date which we will simply refer to as "the ever-looming soon", I will be taking my leave...

Feb 28, 2021 : Paul Madigosky
A Thank You Letter to the Online Trail Community

A Thank You Letter to the Online Trail Community

Dear strangers that I have never met,  Thank you. You have helped me plan for this trail in ways I didn’t even know existed. I have learned so much through...

Feb 27, 2021 : Sydney
And So Our Story Begins…

And So Our Story Begins…

"Load the car and write the note, grab your bag and grab your coat, tell the ones that need to know, we are headed North." -The Avett Brothers

Feb 26, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Status update: 30 days to go

Status update: 30 days to go

Lately I have felt very scattered.  I catch myself walking into rooms or opening cabinets, with no idea why. The remains of abandoned projects litter the countertops. Evidence of my...

Feb 26, 2021 : Lacie
How 2 months without walking mentally prepared me for the Appalachian Trail

How 2 months without walking mentally prepared me for the Appalachian Trail

If a broken ankle can't stop me from preparing for the AT, what can?

Feb 25, 2021 : Austin Hays
The Best Backpacking Packs of 2021

The Best Backpacking Packs of 2021

Your backpacking pack is one of the most important components of your backpacking setup. Your style of pack goes hand in hand with your style of hiking. They need to...

Feb 25, 2021 : The Editors
Backpacker Radio #95 | Andy Downs of the ATC on the Mountain Valley Pipeline & Postponing Thru-Hikes During a Pandemic

Backpacker Radio #95 | Andy Downs of the ATC on the Mountain Valley Pipeline & Postponing Thru-Hikes During a Pandemic

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Andy Downs of the ATC.  For those who might be unfamiliar, the ATC has...

Feb 24, 2021 : Elise Ott
ATC Rejects Mountain Valley Pipeline Opponents’ Request to See $19.5 Million Agreement

ATC Rejects Mountain Valley Pipeline Opponents’ Request to See $19.5 Million Agreement

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy this week denied a request to release the full text of its August 2020 "voluntary stewardship agreement" with Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, the company overseeing

Feb 24, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans