Hi! My name is Katie (Gallon Smash) Kommer. I recently completed the John Muir Trail, and am already hungering to find my way back to my truest, stinkiest self. On the trail, I'm known as gallon smash for my exceptional ability to fall headfirst into a bush or a river, and in the "real world" I'm known as the recent grad who's trying her best, okay?
From micro aggressive remarks to blatant racism, BIPOC hikers experience the outdoors differently. Knowing this, Colorado Blackpackers is working to
Merino wool is all the rage for a reason. I've been hesitant to invest in any merino wool base layers because of their relative price. But after some
Shelter-in-place orders asked thru-hikers, weekend backpackers, and day hikers to leave their beloved spaces. However, as restrictions are being
I used to dislike the view of mountains I couldn't climb. Driving past unknown peaks and unexplored canyons sometimes made me inexplicably sad. It's
"Every time I paint a picture from the PCT I absolutely feel connected to the trail. I started painting the PCT to keep part of the feeling of the
This is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI Car camping brings a specific kind of happiness and comfort. Prepped meals, endless games, and
You're doing the socially responsible thing, but you're going crazy. Hopping between the couch and bed might be nice for an afternoon or one lazy
Round Hill's Appalachian Trail Festival is being pushed back to September 12th and 13th in order to comply with CDC social distancing guidelines.
Thru-hiking season is officially upon us. And for listeners of The Trek's podcasts, you know what that means. We're continuing onto season 3 of Trail
This year, The Trek is revamping the Badger Sponsorship to support eight 2020 thru-hikers with altruistic intentions. We searched for aspiring PCT,