Thru-Hiking Culture

9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

It's no secret that being a successful thru-hiker requires a tremendous amount of patience. It calls for adeptness and a whole lot of willpower. What's even more supernatural? Killing the...

Jul 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Introducing Backpacker Radio by The Trek! Episode #1: The Real Hiking Viking

Introducing Backpacker Radio by The Trek! Episode #1: The Real Hiking Viking

We are thrilled to introduce Backpacker Radio, a new podcast co-hosted by Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey, brought to you by The Trek.  Much like The Trek, Backpacker...

Jan 22, 2018 : Zach
Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Inside the Mind of a Triple-Triple Crowner: An Interview with “Lint”

Some people set out on a thru-hike and quit. Others complete the hike and decide it was fun, but not fun enough to do again. Those who can't stop might hike the...

Mar 29, 2017 : The Editors
6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

Capturing pretty pictures from the backcountry requires only a camera and a desire to explore. Consistently snapping jaw-dropping, eye-catching, or otherwise standout photos, however, necessitates

Mar 19, 2017 : Zach
Worth A Thousand “Clicks”: An Interview with Nicholas Reichard

Worth A Thousand “Clicks”: An Interview with Nicholas Reichard

"If you wait, people will forget your camera, and the soul will drift up into view." -Steve McCurry Nicholas Reichard, "Click", 27, is a documentary style photographer living in Columbus,

Feb 27, 2017 : Tommy Corey
Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time in the USA over the past few years. Working at a summer camp in New York state in 2010 and 2011,...

Feb 10, 2017 : Pie
Now Serving Post-Trail Depression With Your Beer

Now Serving Post-Trail Depression With Your Beer

I finally accepted things weren’t okay when I was crying in the airport bathroom, dreading my return to Columbus, bartending, and society in general after a brief AT vacation. This isn't some

Jan 19, 2017 : Danielle Vilaplana
Thru-Hiking in the Age of Trump

Thru-Hiking in the Age of Trump

One of the nice parts about thru-hiking is that it’s incredibly easy to make friends. Everyone’s sharing such a wonderful experience, one that almost has to be talked about, shared,...

Dec 31, 2016 : Chuck McKeever
Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

An older hiker whose name I sadly can’t remember (I have the memory of a 90 year old), once told me a joke that goes a little like this: "There...

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs
Meet Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire, The Guy Who Hiked the Triple Crown (7,600 Miles) in Eight Months

Meet Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire, The Guy Who Hiked the Triple Crown (7,600 Miles) in Eight Months

TRIVIA QUESTION: How many people have hiked the entirety of the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails- better known as the Triple Crown of Hiking? Answer: 258* Two hundred

Oct 26, 2016 : Zach