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Trail Profile: How to Hike the 96-Mile Lone Star Hiking Trail

Trail Profile: How to Hike the 96-Mile Lone Star Hiking Trail

The Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) is a 96.4-mile point-to-point hiking trail located in East Texas just north of Houston. It winds through the woodlands of the Sam Houston National...

May 4, 2021 : Katie Houston
How To Stay Safe While Hiking at High Elevation

How To Stay Safe While Hiking at High Elevation

Planning to trade green tunnels for alpine views this summer? High elevation hiking can lead you to pristine and breathtaking scenes that feel like you’re in a dream. From alpine...

May 3, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Hiking with Your Brain: Pre-Trail Anxiety and Post-Trail Depression

Hiking with Your Brain: Pre-Trail Anxiety and Post-Trail Depression

For more than a decade, the constant thought blazing in my brain was my obsession with the Appalachian Trail, and my dream to thru-hike it. I was a child, traveling...

Apr 26, 2021 : Saoirse Ibarguen
Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

This article will either help you choose a section to hike, or will spark some daydreams about your future thru-hike.

Mar 31, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. We've listed 120+ places to stay between Georgia and Maine, including a few lodgings...

Mar 22, 2021 : The Editors
5 Shorter Thru-Hikes for 2021: Trails Brace for Increased Use

5 Shorter Thru-Hikes for 2021: Trails Brace for Increased Use

With COVID-19 far from over, many are rethinking their plans to thru-hike any of the Triple Crown trails this year. This comes after the Appalachian Trail asked hikers to limit...

Mar 9, 2021 : Alex Murphy
Trail Profile: Backpacking PA’s Susquehannock Trail System

Trail Profile: Backpacking PA’s Susquehannock Trail System

The Susquehannock Trail System (STS) traverses some of the most remote terrain in Pennsylvania, with more wildlife than people. Although numerous trails make up the STS, the route runs as...

Mar 5, 2021 : Troy Zohner
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