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Announcing: The Inaugural Season of The Trek Ambassador Program, Now Accepting Applications

Announcing: The Inaugural Season of The Trek Ambassador Program, Now Accepting Applications

Thru-hiking in 2020?  Let's chat! The Trek is looking for a handful of thru-hikers to showcase through their social media channels in 2020. 

Jan 6, 2020 : The Editors
Gear Wars: Quilts Vs. Sleeping Bag

Gear Wars: Quilts Vs. Sleeping Bag

Do you pass out after a long day of hiking in a zipped-up sleeping bag or an open-sided quilt? Do you want the comfort of an enclosed bag or the

Jan 2, 2020 : The Editors
OK Boomer: Five Hikers Who Refuse to Act Their Age

OK Boomer: Five Hikers Who Refuse to Act Their Age

The majority of thru-hikers on America's National Scenic Trails are fresh out of college, falling right around low- to-mid 20s. There's a reason for

Dec 28, 2019 : The Editors
The Best Gifts for Backpackers Over $150

The Best Gifts for Backpackers Over $150

We polled thru-hikers, our gear review team, and our writer crew to find out what they’d most want to find neatly wrapped and ready to throw into the

Dec 23, 2019 : The Editors
Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $150

Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $150

We polled thru-hikers, our gear review team, and our writer crew to find out what they’d most want to find neatly wrapped and ready to throw into the

Dec 16, 2019 : The Editors
Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $50

Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $50

We polled thru-hikers, our gear review team, and our writer crew to find out what they'd most want to find neatly wrapped and ready to throw into the

Dec 9, 2019 : The Editors
The Best Cyber Monday and Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers

The Best Cyber Monday and Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers

Once upon a time, Cyber Monday was the holy grail of discounts.  Somewhere along the way, for many merchants, Cyber Monday evolved into Cyber Week. 

Dec 2, 2019 : The Editors
The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers

Before you #OptOutside on Black Friday, peep the below deals to see if you can't score a steep discount on your gear upgrades for the 2020

Nov 28, 2019 : The Editors
Take the AT 2019 Thru-Hiker Survey

Take the AT 2019 Thru-Hiker Survey

Have you attempted an Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2019?  If so, we want to hear from you! Each year, The Trek gathers information from the

Oct 22, 2019 : The Editors
Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Fall is here, which means hiking season is fading into eating season. For those of us who will be dreaming of warmer trails and longer miles, it can

Oct 11, 2019 : The Editors