Hello! We’re Joal and Jenny, a British couple who love spending time outdoors any which way we can. We first learnt that we liked hiking in Nepal where we made up our own route through the Annapurna mountain range. From here we’ve done a fair few in the United Kingdom steadily becoming more self sufficient. In 2018 all this culminated in us hiking Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Now we’re hooked, always keeping an eye out for our next adventure. When we are not on trail we spend our time in London, UK enjoying board games and craft beer.
Each year here at The Trek, we ask long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) about the sleeping systems they used on their 2021 Thru hike.
Each year here at The Trek, we survey long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) on the shelter systems they use. In this post we’ll cover
A down jacket is a must-have item on pretty much any trail. It packs down small, yet packs enormous warmth when needed. I’ve loved my down puffy
Following the general information survey results released a few weeks ago, our attention now turns to Joal’s favorite subject: gear. Each year as
Welcome to the 2021 Appalachian trail thru-hiker survey! We are glad to be back after taking last year off due to… well you know. (We did survey AT
Many of us hike because we love nature, so being able to reduce our impact on the planet is very welcomed by the community. Normally, being more
My days tend to start the same way whether I'm on or off-trail: waking up, putting the kettle on, and making a good brew. I’m the kind of person who
Over the past few years, Inov-8 has earned itself a reputation for creating some of the most rugged trail runners and hiking boots on the market. The
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a resurgence of a long-lost friend from the 90s, the fanny pack. Call it what you want (hip pack, bum bag, belt
As I planned my PCT thru-hike, I held off on upgrading to an ultralight pack, opting instead to do this in the USA. I waited so long because my