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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
The 2018 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

The 2018 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

And then there were twelve. The here. Note that the form allows you to vote for more than one video, for those of you having a massive conflict. Annah Blake...

Jan 17, 2018 : Zach
Announcing the 2018 Badger Sponsorship!

Announcing the 2018 Badger Sponsorship!

Calling all 2018 AT, PCT, and CDT thru-hikers!!! The Trek wants to sponsor you! That's right- it's that time of year. The page on the calendar where we give away thousands of dollars...

Jan 1, 2018 : Zach
Stories from the Trail: A New Podcast from TheTrek.co Family

Stories from the Trail: A New Podcast from TheTrek.co Family

Merry Christmas Hikers! Pox & Puss is no longer an only child! The world famous Appalachian Trail podcast now has a little brother and sister, as TheTrek.co expands our hiking...

Dec 25, 2017 : Gary Sizer
PCT Resupply: What it Cost and What We’d Do Differently

PCT Resupply: What it Cost and What We’d Do Differently

Thru-hike resupply planning can be daunting. Where to send packages, how much food to put in your boxes, and timing your arrival to a post office with limited hours is...

Dec 21, 2017 : Megan McGowan
The Best Hitchhike in the History of Time

The Best Hitchhike in the History of Time

The bags that had formed under my eyes after a punishing 5-day stretch were easily large enough to haul all of my gear. Sleep deprivation and misery will do that. Little...

Dec 18, 2017 : Zach
The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

Most Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers begin their journey in the desert — the first steps on the trail that they’ll be walking on for the next five months. The desert...

Dec 15, 2017 : Alexandria Cremer
All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of sweaty, dusty,...

Dec 7, 2017 : Silent Bob
Piñata And Sourstraws’ PCT Before-and-After Gear

Piñata And Sourstraws’ PCT Before-and-After Gear

Before we took off on the PCT this year, we felt that our gear was pretty dialed.  We learned a lot about ourselves and our preferences while on the AT...

Nov 29, 2017 : Megan McGowan
Badger’s PCT Tales: That Time I Was Charged by a Mountain Lion

Badger’s PCT Tales: That Time I Was Charged by a Mountain Lion

We had been seeing large cat prints on trail every day for more than a week. One would think this might prepare me for the possibility an interaction.  It didn't....

Nov 26, 2017 : Zach