Joal and Jenny

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.

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The Top Sleeping Bags, Quilts, and Pads on the Appalachian Trail: 2021 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Sleeping Bags, Quilts, and Pads on the Appalachian Trail: 2021 Thru-Hiker Survey

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.

Jan 12, 2022 : Joal and Jenny
Top Tents and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail: 2021 Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Tents and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail: 2021 Thru-Hiker Survey

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

Jan 5, 2022 : Joal and Jenny
Inov-8 Thermoshell Pro Insulated Jacket Review

Inov-8 Thermoshell Pro Insulated Jacket Review

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

Dec 27, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2021 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2021 Thru-Hiker Survey

Following the general information survey results released a few weeks ago, our attention now turns to Joal’s favorite subject: gear. Each year as

Dec 22, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
The 2021 AT Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

The 2021 AT Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

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

Dec 10, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
EcoPak – Revolutionizing Thru-Hiking Packs for a Better Planet

EcoPak – Revolutionizing Thru-Hiking Packs for a Better Planet

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

Sep 30, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
Trail Coffee 6 Ways: Which Method Makes the Best Brew?

Trail Coffee 6 Ways: Which Method Makes the Best Brew?

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

Aug 25, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

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

Jun 8, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
Hiking Fanny Packs: The Ultimate Thru-Hiking Accessory

Hiking Fanny Packs: The Ultimate Thru-Hiking Accessory

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

Dec 7, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Gear Review: The Atom+ from Atom Packs

Gear Review: The Atom+ from Atom Packs

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

Nov 27, 2020 : Joal and Jenny