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The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The following is a guest post by Carolyn Walker I finished my NOBO thru-hike a week ago today. It took 5½ months, which is very average, according to a chart...

Aug 15, 2018 : Guest Post
We All Start Somewhere: Beginner Backpacking Stories from Experienced Backpackers

We All Start Somewhere: Beginner Backpacking Stories from Experienced Backpackers

When asked about their first overnight trip, your average outdoor enthusiast may describe a perfect weekend spent ogling dramatic landscapes and sleeping under starry skies. But what they may be

Aug 15, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes in Wyoming and Utah

Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes in Wyoming and Utah

Spending time in nature is one of the best antidotes to Western society's fast-paced, consumer-driven world. Whether you're looking to spend a couple of hours or a couple of months...

Aug 14, 2018 : Anne K. Baker
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 6)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Aug. 6)

It's officially August and summit season is underway. A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to

Aug 13, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
How to Survive Your Partner Thru-Hiking While Supporting Them From Home

How to Survive Your Partner Thru-Hiking While Supporting Them From Home

The following is a guest post by Gillian Kelly When my husband decided to quit his job and thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I was a jumble of mixed feelings. Fully...

Aug 13, 2018 : Guest Post
Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities Need Help Identifying a Hiker Who May Have Hiked the AT

Authorities are looking for information on the identity of a hiker found dead in his tent on the Florida Trail in Big Cypress National Preserve. While the hiker had no...

Aug 12, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

It’s that time again! Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the

Aug 12, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The Trek SWAG Giveaway!

The Trek SWAG Giveaway!

We're giving away a boat-load of The Trek SWAG.  It takes less than one minute to enter. One lucky winner will receive: One (1) Sunset Foam Technical Trucker Hat One...

Aug 10, 2018 : Zach
Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes of the Southeast

Best Day, Weekend, and Long-Distance Hikes of the Southeast

When many people think of mountains, it's easy for the mind to immediately turn to the splendor of the Rockies, the majesty of the High Sierra, or the rugged peaks...

Aug 9, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week featured photos

Aug 6, 2018 : Becky Booroojian