Judge Orders Review of New Coal Leases on Public Lands

Judge Orders Review of New Coal Leases on Public Lands

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration did not adequately address the environmental effects of coal mining when it sought to increase mining on public lands. Judge Brian...

Apr 20, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Appalachian Encounters of the Surreal Kind

Appalachian Encounters of the Surreal Kind

Here is a recap of my first few days on trail: Day One: Amicalola Falls to Stover Creek Shelter It didn't feel real as I stood for a photo underneath...

Apr 19, 2019 : Jessica Luty
How To Choose the Right Use-Trail Through New Mexico’s Bootheel

How To Choose the Right Use-Trail Through New Mexico’s Bootheel

The night before leaving for the CDT, I struggled to get everything done. I hadn’t sorted food into my resupply boxes, let alone actually put all the things I planned...

Apr 19, 2019 : Pilar Schmidt
100 Miles and 100 Smiles!

100 Miles and 100 Smiles!

So far North Carolina has treated me well. The first 100 miles have tested me physically and mentally but I’m still going strong! Getting to Know Myself I’ve finally started...

Apr 19, 2019 : Jacob Woods
The Nuts and Bolts of My Perfectionist Preparations

The Nuts and Bolts of My Perfectionist Preparations

I have been blessed/cursed with the need to do everything to the very best of my ability and then some.  So this naturally applies to preparing my 60-something body and...

Apr 19, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

Day Five: Woody Gap to Neel Gap to Tesnatee Gap, 16.4 Miles I awoke early today in anticipation of going up Blood Mountain. I hired a friendly dude named Bret “Suches”...

Apr 19, 2019 : Steph D
AT 2019: Five Female Hikers You Should Meet

AT 2019: Five Female Hikers You Should Meet

There are hundreds of women on the Appalachian Trail this year. A few of the big Instagram names have already been featured on The Trek but here are a few...

Apr 19, 2019 : Ashley Samuel
Day 14: Baby’s First Snow Hike (aka, Oh. My. God)

Day 14: Baby’s First Snow Hike (aka, Oh. My. God)

The story of our 14th  day on trail actually starts the night before. Let‘s set the scene: It’s 7 p.m. The sun is setting softly, casting a beautiful golden glow...

Apr 19, 2019 : MC
One Month(ish) on the AT – Lessons and Milestones

One Month(ish) on the AT – Lessons and Milestones

A Few Accomplishments I started! This may just be the biggest accomplishment of all. Crossed into North Carolina. One state down. Woohoo! Made it 100 miles and enjoyed a few...

Apr 19, 2019 : Therese Hobson
A Whole Other World

A Whole Other World

After the first steps though the archway at Amicalola Falls you enter a parallel universe. One that takes you to a place like no other seen before. This new universe...

Apr 19, 2019 : Deadpool