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A New Challenge: The White Mountains Direttissima Record

A New Challenge: The White Mountains Direttissima Record

Like many prospective PCT thru-hikers, I read the PCT Association’s statement on March 19 with overwhelming disappointment. Others eloquently express the anguish of the thru-hiking community over the

Jun 24, 2020 : Will Peterson
Trek Readers’ Favorite Day Hikes Close to Home

Trek Readers’ Favorite Day Hikes Close to Home

Amid the economic and mental turmoil wrought by COVID-19, the outdoors has been a satisfying—if brief—escape for many of us. We asked Trek readers to share their favorite local hikes...

Jun 8, 2020 : The Editors
Beyond Thru-Hiking: What You Miss While Hiking the PCT (in California)

Beyond Thru-Hiking: What You Miss While Hiking the PCT (in California)

The PCT is great. Now leave it behind to discover the other great places that touch the trail. Here are four of my favorited spots to explore within sight of...

Jun 5, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
24 More Stunning Appalachian Trail Photos to Get You Through Another Week

24 More Stunning Appalachian Trail Photos to Get You Through Another Week

We asked for your favorite AT photos, and we're having a blast looking through them all. This week brings the third installment of our readers' favorite pictures from the Appalachian...

May 19, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Backpacking in America as a Person of Color: Hikers Share Their Experiences

Backpacking in America as a Person of Color: Hikers Share Their Experiences

Just a couple miles past the Mason-Dixon line during his Appalachian Trail thru-hike, Daniel White, aka The Blackalachian, and a female hiking partner decided to camp at Pen Mar Park....

May 14, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
25 More Gorgeous Appalachian Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

25 More Gorgeous Appalachian Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

We asked for your favorite AT photos, and we got them.  Welcome to the second installment our readers' favorite pictures from the Appalachian Trail.  Hiking responsibly might be challenging right

May 13, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
26 Gorgeous Appalachian Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

26 Gorgeous Appalachian Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

We asked for your favorite AT photos, and a lot of you answered. While we aren't currently able to achieve our thru-hiking goals, or even presently spend time on the...

May 6, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
How to Sunrise Hike from Home

How to Sunrise Hike from Home

This is a guest post courtesy of Celia Binder OK, so you can’t actually hike up a mountain and stay home at the same time. Just wanted to clear that...

May 1, 2020 : Guest Post
Yes, I’ll Get Out There Again. For Now, I’m Learning to Wait

Yes, I’ll Get Out There Again. For Now, I’m Learning to Wait

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 usually because I know I won't...

Apr 28, 2020 : Katie Kommer
The Best Local Day Hikes Around Tahoe

The Best Local Day Hikes Around Tahoe

Disclaimer: You should only be hiking trails that aren't overcrowded during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and keep at least a six-foot distance from others. Before taking on any...

Apr 24, 2020 : Tucker Ballister