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129 Glorious 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Completion Photos

129 Glorious 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Completion Photos

Here at The Trek, we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations on your incredible journey. Whether you started in the desert, at the Canadian border, or somewhere in the...

Dec 11, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Going into a thru-hike with no prior long-distance hiking experience means there are a lot of unknowns. From how much food to bring  to whether to buy all your shoes...

Dec 6, 2018 : The Editors
Backpacker Radio #24: Mike “Kickstand” Papadatos, from Backpacking Novice to Calendar Triple Crown

Backpacker Radio #24: Mike “Kickstand” Papadatos, from Backpacking Novice to Calendar Triple Crown

Starting a thru-hike without any prior backpacking experience, although not entirely rare, is a brave endeavor.  To string three consecutive thru-hikes back-to-back-to-back is a whole other

Dec 5, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #17: Life After the Trail

Trail Correspondents Episode #17: Life After the Trail

This is it. The end. Our final episode of the season. A thru-hike is---typically speaking---a half-year adventure. In the midst of this journey, that feels like a very long time....

Dec 3, 2018 : Zach
Now Accepting 2019 The Trek Trail Correspondents Applications

Now Accepting 2019 The Trek Trail Correspondents Applications

It's happening.  We're is thrilled to announce that we're bringing back a second season of the Trail Correspondents series. In case you're unfamiliar, our Trail Correspondents podcast showcases

Nov 27, 2018 : Zach
Lone Wolves to Trail Families: Who’s Who in the Thru-Hiking Social Dynamic

Lone Wolves to Trail Families: Who’s Who in the Thru-Hiking Social Dynamic

A large and integral part of a thru-hike is the social aspect.  As with most human endeavors, there's a broad spectrum of interest—some people are in this for the scenery,...

Nov 25, 2018 : Smokebeard
Backpacker Radio #23: Heather “Anish” Anderson on Her Calendar Triple

Backpacker Radio #23: Heather “Anish” Anderson on Her Calendar Triple

"Expectation is where failure lies." - Heather "Anish" Anderson Today's guest is very fitting for our 23rd episode, since she is arguably the Michael Jordan of backpacking.  In a world...

Nov 20, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #16: The End

Trail Correspondents Episode #16: The End

If this episode doesn't give you goosebumps, seek medical attention.  Today we hear from our hikers at the end of their journeys.  More specifically, they give us two different check...

Nov 18, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #22: “Guthook” on Building the Most Popular Thru-Hiking App

Backpacker Radio Episode #22: “Guthook” on Building the Most Popular Thru-Hiking App

What's it like to build the most ubiquitous app in the hiking community?  Today we learn that answer as we're joined by Ryan Linn, more commonly known as Guthook, one...

Nov 6, 2018 : Zach
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken by hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Nov 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis