Bloggers

Hiking for Something Bigger

Hiking for Something Bigger

When I decided to hike the PCT, I wanted to make my hike bigger than me. I'm hiking to raise raise money and awareness for two amazing organizations!

Jan 11, 2022 : Victoria Amico
What I Have Learned To Improve My Thru-Hiking

What I Have Learned To Improve My Thru-Hiking

I do feel pretty confident about starting the Pacific Crest Trail, mostly because I am doing smaller trails beforehand to dial in my gear as well as my physical and...

Jan 11, 2022 : MAV
Zero Number One, State Number Two

Zero Number One, State Number Two

The trail from my final Washington campsite to Cascade Locks was downhill, and the first ten miles were smooth. Completing "10 before 10" was pretty easy, even though I stopped...

Jan 11, 2022 : Richard
8 Things I’m Excited to Do to Attempt a More Sustainable Thru-hike

8 Things I’m Excited to Do to Attempt a More Sustainable Thru-hike

#1 Use less plastic. Ugh. It seems like it's even harder to avoid plastic packaging while on trail than it is in everyday life. I do have a few ideas...

Jan 11, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
A 17-Question (Post-Hike) Interview with a 2021 NOBO PCT Hiker

A 17-Question (Post-Hike) Interview with a 2021 NOBO PCT Hiker

On September 22nd of 2021, my bestest friend Kara completed her 2021 PCT thru-hike at the US-Canada border. You may remember Kara from an earlier article, in which I interviewed...

Jan 8, 2022 : Rachel
A Fool of a Took

A Fool of a Took

Hey, y’all! My name is Elizabeth, but my favorite people call me Pippin. I’m a thru-hiker and forester from Louisiana (cue the "flatlander" comments). In 2021, I completed my thru-hike...

Jan 8, 2022 : Pippin
An Introduction to a Marine Army Veteran (MAV)

An Introduction to a Marine Army Veteran (MAV)

Hello!  I am Jason "MAV" Brocar.  Excited to be a blogger for The Trek this 2022 thru hiking season.  I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota and have always...

Jan 6, 2022 : MAV
PCT Training: Preparing Mentally and Physically for the Longest Hike of My Life

PCT Training: Preparing Mentally and Physically for the Longest Hike of My Life

I have talked quite a bit about my fears on this website but never about my biggest fear of all: quitting the PCT before I complete it. Full disclosure: I...

Jan 6, 2022 : Kelly Groen
Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

Continuing south from Snoqualmie Pass, I wished for cooler temperatures. Nothing much changed. There was a distant rumble of thunder, as if to acknowledge my wish, but the hot weather...

Jan 4, 2022 : Richard
The Tahoe Rim Trail.

The Tahoe Rim Trail.

First thing’s first - what is the Tahoe Rim Trail? The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165 mile hiking trail that circumnavigates the entirety of Lake Tahoe. The TRT crosses...

Dec 31, 2021 : Lightning Rod