Thru-Hiking Culture

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
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
This Map Predicts Peak Fall Color Change in Every US County

This Map Predicts Peak Fall Color Change in Every US County

Autumn is finally around the corner, though it may not feel like it at the moment. Much of the country is still baking in very summer-like heat, but cooler weather...

Sep 8, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Hiking Thru Grief: Why I Kept Going After A Death In My Family

Hiking Thru Grief: Why I Kept Going After A Death In My Family

I began the Colorado Trail this past July thinking it would be many different things—a brief, much-needed escape from my retail job, a chance to spend 24/7 hiking with my...

Sep 2, 2021 : Julia Gladstein
Doing what I love, while doing what I love

Doing what I love, while doing what I love

Hikers need yoga. That’s a given.  And maybe it’s not everyday that someone who teaches yoga for a living hikes the PCT and gets to offer her services to hikers...

Aug 26, 2021 : Janine
Music Recommendations?

Music Recommendations?

Sometimes when I’m on trail, music is nice to have playing.  I made a playlist on Spotify before leaving for the trail, but I would love some input and to...

Aug 18, 2021 : Janine
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Thru-hikes come and go, but Instagram posts are forever, right?  Enjoy the sights of the AT with these highlight worthy Instagram posts from the past week.  If you look at...

Aug 12, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
Wildfires, Reroutes, and Records: The Future of PCT FKTs

Wildfires, Reroutes, and Records: The Future of PCT FKTs

On July 22, 2021, activist and ultrarunner Timothy Olson reached the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail having set off from the Campo and covering all 2,652 miles in...

Aug 4, 2021 : Brandon Chase
Walking Distance #12 | Trail Angels ft. Miss Janet, Rob Firmin & George Mills

Walking Distance #12 | Trail Angels ft. Miss Janet, Rob Firmin & George Mills

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Janet Hensley, a trail angel on the Appalachian Trail...

Aug 4, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Trail Etiquette 101

Trail Etiquette 101

Since basic trail etiquette is oftentimes different from what’s generally accepted in “normal” society, many hikers are unaware of how their actions could be negatively affecting others when out on

Jul 29, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn