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How to Choose a Backpack for a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

How to Choose a Backpack for a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

Before you buy a backpack for your PCT thru-hike, get a reasonable idea of what your pack weight will be (all your gear, food, and water). Most

Apr 4, 2019 : The Editors
REI Member Rewards Are 3/22-4/8. Here’s How We’re Spending Our Dividends.

REI Member Rewards Are 3/22-4/8. Here’s How We’re Spending Our Dividends.

In case you somehow missed the *biggest event of the year,* REI dividends hit our collective accounts on March 7. Each year in conjunction with this

Mar 22, 2019 : The Editors
We Need Your Help: Vote for The Trek to Win FedEx’s Small Business Grant!

We Need Your Help: Vote for The Trek to Win FedEx’s Small Business Grant!

Help us help you. The Trek wants to better serve the long-distance backpacking community.  By voting for us in FedEx's Small Business Grant

Mar 12, 2019 : The Editors
Resupplying and Accessing Towns Along the Appalachian Trail

Resupplying and Accessing Towns Along the Appalachian Trail

Resupplying on the Appalachian Trail is easier then you might think. While the heart of the AT takes you through the Appalachian mountains and

Mar 9, 2019 : The Editors
The Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

The Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

Since podcasts first appeared on the smartphone scene in 2004, they’ve filled a niche for listeners who want to laugh, be inspired, be educated, or

Mar 9, 2019 : The Editors
REI Dividends Are in: Here’s How to Find Yours

REI Dividends Are in: Here’s How to Find Yours

It's the most wonderful time of the year. If you're anything like us, and we're guessing you are, you've spent more than a couple of bucks at REI

Mar 8, 2019 : The Editors
The Trek and Garage Grown Gear Present the Thru-Hiking Giveaway!

The Trek and Garage Grown Gear Present the Thru-Hiking Giveaway!

Welcome to your next gear kit, courtesy of Garage Grown Gear, yours truly, and 19 top-of-the-line cottage-industry backpacking gear brands. This is

Feb 27, 2019 : The Editors
Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

In this video, Dan shares his top 5 favorite pieces of gear that he carried with him on his SOBO PCT thru hike. His list is comprised of no-fuss,

Feb 18, 2019 : The Editors
Treating Water and Managing Hydration on the Appalachian Trail

Treating Water and Managing Hydration on the Appalachian Trail

Water is the most important resource thru-hikers must learn to manage on the Appalachian Trail. Water is typically easy to find—as hikers meander

Feb 11, 2019 : The Editors
The Top Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Results from the 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Results from the 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

We recently wrapped up our survey series on the top gear choices for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. Our survey included information not only on the

Feb 5, 2019 : The Editors