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The Best Backpacking Tents of 2021

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2021

Choosing a tent for your thru-hike is a big deal, but it's also probably the least stressful house shopping experience you'll have over the course of your lifetime. Enjoy it....

Feb 11, 2021 : The Editors
Thru-Hiking in 2021, COVID-19, and The Trek’s Platform

Thru-Hiking in 2021, COVID-19, and The Trek’s Platform

It was roughly this time last year when it felt as if hell was rising to the earth’s surface. A virus we knew little about, aside from its ability to...

Feb 10, 2021 : Zach
A life worth looking back on

A life worth looking back on

I know these introductions are very cringe-worthy, repetitive, and could be classified as small talk that in reality, doesn’t capture anyone’s attention. So, ill say it as concise and entertaining...

Feb 8, 2021 : Marcelo Vargas
12 Time-Saving Tips So You Can Hike More Miles

12 Time-Saving Tips So You Can Hike More Miles

There comes a time in every thru-hike where you have to hike a high mileage day. These tips will help you find more time in your day to hike.

Feb 3, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps

How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps

A thru-hike is difficult enough without making videos along the way. But if you’ve decided to vlog your thru-hike, the following tips will help you create more compelling videos for...

Jan 22, 2021 : Evan Schaeffer
The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

The Black Forest Trail: 43 Miles of Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Forests

Beyond the Appalachian Trail, many backpackers overlook Pennsylvania as a backpacking destination. Hikers from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, however, appreciate the plentiful backpacking

Jan 18, 2021 : Troy Zohner
A Complete List of Individual Permits Needed to Hike the PCT

A Complete List of Individual Permits Needed to Hike the PCT

Every (normal) year, prospective PCT thru-hikers queue up in an online waiting room to apply for a PCT Long-distance Permit. This interagency pass is aimed at trail users who plan...

Jan 5, 2021 : Kelly Floro
6 New Year’s Resolutions for Backpackers and Thru-Hikers

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Backpackers and Thru-Hikers

New year, new plans. 2020 may have been the life goals-equivalent of getting hit in the face by a water balloon full of warm, chunky trash juice, but there's still...

Dec 31, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

As 2020 winds down, a third wave of COVID-19 infections is engulfing the United States, with the number of daily cases more than tripling over the previous August high and...

Dec 17, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
20 Edible Plants and Fungi You’ll Find on the Appalachian Trail

20 Edible Plants and Fungi You’ll Find on the Appalachian Trail

This post was originally published on July 9 2014. It was updated on December 14 2020. One of my favorite activities, when I worked with the Scouts, was to go...

Dec 14, 2020 : Brittany Lea Neal