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This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

Each week we showcase our favorite photos from Instagram using the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #PacificCrestTrail. Here are a few of the best posts for your viewing pleasure from the week

Jun 21, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Trans-Catalina Trail: Three Days of Oceanfront Views and Steep Climbs

Trans-Catalina Trail: Three Days of Oceanfront Views and Steep Climbs

Trans-Catalina At-a-Glance Distance: 36 miles Elevation gain: 8,000 feet Trail type: Point-to-point Location: Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California. Terrain: Desert like, sand

Jun 21, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Outdoor Careers Part I: Interview with a Wilderness Therapist

Outdoor Careers Part I: Interview with a Wilderness Therapist

This is the first in a series where we'll be chatting with people pursuing careers in the outdoor industry and related fields.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent some...

Jun 21, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Tick Season Is Approaching, Here’s What You Need to Know

Tick Season Is Approaching, Here’s What You Need to Know

While thru-hiking the AT last year, I called a Lyft in New York. The driver seemed a little flummoxed by my stinky, mud-covered presence and didn’t know much about the...

Jun 20, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Section Hikers Are Backpacking’s Unsung Heroes

Section Hikers Are Backpacking’s Unsung Heroes

​Every year, thousands of hikers start their journey down the Appalachian Trail, each hopeful to earn the title of “thru-hiker” in a few months' time. While roughly 600 hikers will...

Jun 20, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

There tends to be a pretty negative reaction when people ask about bringing their dog on a thru-hike. It’s not necessarily that dogs are incapable of thru-hiking, more than many...

Jun 20, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can find upcoming book tour events newest book. Question: Hi Jen! AT 2016'er here. A lot...

Jun 18, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

Length: 211 miles, plus ten more to get off Mt. Whitney. Location: The trail runs from Yosemite National Park to the peak of Mt. Whitney. Trail Type: Shuttle end-to-end. Scenery:...

Jun 15, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Crossing Spain on Foot: 1,000 Miles of Epic Terrain

Crossing Spain on Foot: 1,000 Miles of Epic Terrain

Spain was the second country of the 2PVA adventure and had many surprises for us. For two months we hiked 1,500 kilometers, crossed eight of the 17 autonomous communities of...

Jun 14, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
The Crawfords: A Family of 8 Takes on the Appalachian Trail

The Crawfords: A Family of 8 Takes on the Appalachian Trail

On March 1, 2018, Ben and Kami Crawford, of the Cincinnati area, and their six children, ages 2, 7, 11, 13, 15, and 16, set out from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to thru-hike...

Jun 13, 2018 : Bloodhound