From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From the loss of a journey to the exciting stages of a new hike, pandemic times are changing the process of planning a thruhike for potential hikers.

Sep 16, 2021 : Flower
The Weminuche High Route

The Weminuche High Route

An overview of the Weminuche High Route in The San Juan range, Weminuche Wilderness, Southern Colorado. A brief route description, logistics overview, photos, and trip report.

Sep 16, 2021 : Jackson Sims-Myers
Excerpt from Unlost: New AT Memoir by Gail Muller

Excerpt from Unlost: New AT Memoir by Gail Muller

Sometimes, the greatest achievements in our lives are made all the greater because of being told we'd never make it. Because of defying odds and showing our mettle. My story,...

Sep 16, 2021 : Appalachian Gail
Hiking Plans; When Everything Changes

Hiking Plans; When Everything Changes

If necessity is the mother of invention, then Murphy and his infernal laws are the father of well-laid hiking plans. This post is a continuation of my hike waaaay back...

Sep 15, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon
Numb Toes After Finishing Your Thru-Hike? Here’s Why.

Numb Toes After Finishing Your Thru-Hike? Here’s Why.

In July of 2018, I lost most of the sensitivity in my toes on both feet. I didn't think much of it at first. I was in the middle of...

Sep 15, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Alleged Sexual Assault on The Long Trail Leaves Vermont Hikers Concerned About Safety

Alleged Sexual Assault on The Long Trail Leaves Vermont Hikers Concerned About Safety

Vermont State Police received two troubling reports of a man sexually assaulting women along the Pico Mountain section of The Long Trail on the evening of Saturday, September 4th. At...

Sep 15, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Walking Distance #15 | Vloggers ft. Sophia Garber “Wheelz” and Cory McDonald “Second Chance Hiker”

Walking Distance #15 | Vloggers ft. Sophia Garber “Wheelz” and Cory McDonald “Second Chance Hiker”

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Sophia Garber, a 24-year-old Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and vlogger,...

Sep 14, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Backpacker Radio 118 | Girl Stuff 2.0 – Backcountry Hygiene, Trail Horniness, Favorite Apparel, and More

Backpacker Radio 118 | Girl Stuff 2.0 – Backcountry Hygiene, Trail Horniness, Favorite Apparel, and More

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are bringing you another edition of the wildly popular Girl's Stuff episode.  Chaunce, Sauce, and guest panelist Lavendar share...

Sep 14, 2021 : Mara Simonson
2022 Thru-Hikers: The Trek Blogger & Vlogger Applications are Now Open!

2022 Thru-Hikers: The Trek Blogger & Vlogger Applications are Now Open!

Are you thru-hiking in 2022 and want your journey featured through The Trek?  Today's your lucky day! We are now accepting applications for next year's Blogging and Vlogging class.  Whether...

Sep 14, 2021 : The Editors
2020 Appalachian Trail Section-Hiker Survey: Resupply and Transportation

2020 Appalachian Trail Section-Hiker Survey: Resupply and Transportation

Long overlooked in our annual surveys, Appalachian Trail (AT) section hikers were the focus of the Trek's 2020 survey. We surveyed 448 people, 43 of whom had completed the entire...

Sep 14, 2021 : Mariposa