Hugh Owen

Editor, writer at The Trek. Passions: hiking, snowshoeing, bicycling, craft beer. After 42 years in the crucible of daily and weekly journalism, working for The Trek from home in my sweats and a with cup of coffee brings me great pleasure.

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Trump Signs into Law the Great American Outdoors Act

Trump Signs into Law the Great American Outdoors Act

The Great America Outdoors Act will infuse billions of dollars into overdue national park maintenance and land preservation.

Aug 4, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Sierra Club Confronts Racism of John Muir, Lack of Diversity

Sierra Club Confronts Racism of John Muir, Lack of Diversity

The Sierra Club is addressing what it calls "our substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy," staring with iconic club founder John

Jul 22, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Scout and Frodo Will Host PCT Hikers in San Diego in Spring 2021

Scout and Frodo Will Host PCT Hikers in San Diego in Spring 2021

Scout and Frodo, who have given shelter to hundreds of PCT thru-hikers on their way to the Southern Terminus in California since 2006, will resume

Jul 6, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Energy Companies End Battle to Build Pipeline Under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia

Energy Companies End Battle to Build Pipeline Under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia

The energy companies behind a natural gas pipeline that would have run under the Appalachian Trail in Virginia have dropped their efforts to

Jul 5, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Appalachian Trail Footbridge Reopens at Harpers Ferry

Appalachian Trail Footbridge Reopens at Harpers Ferry

The Appalachian Trail footbridge at Harpers Ferry reopened on Friday, July 3, months after it was damaged when freight cars toppled across. "The

Jul 4, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Gear Review: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent

Gear Review: HOKA ONE ONE Torrent

The Torrent is HOKA ONE ONE's foray into their version of minimalist footwear, and its introduction in 2018 showcased a shoe unlike any of HOKA's

Jun 29, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Appalachian Trail Workers Get ATC Approval to Resume Maintenance

Appalachian Trail Workers Get ATC Approval to Resume Maintenance

Volunteer trail workers have been given the go-ahead by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to resume maintenance on the Appalachian Trail, months

Jun 27, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Shelters Reopen on Long Trail, Appalachian Trail in Vermont

Shelters Reopen on Long Trail, Appalachian Trail in Vermont

Shelters and privies on the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail in Vermont have reopened with suggested COVID-19 guidelines as of Friday, June

Jun 26, 2020 : Hugh Owen
PCT Days Canceled for 2020

PCT Days Canceled for 2020

The event director of PCT Days said Wednesday, June 24, that the annual three-day festival scheduled in August this year will be canceled. The

Jun 24, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Coree Woltering Sets FKT for Ice Age Trail

Coree Woltering Sets FKT for Ice Age Trail

Ultrarunner Coree Woltering set the Fastest Known Time for the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail on June 22, running the breadth of Wisconsin in 21 days, 13

Jun 23, 2020 : Hugh Owen