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9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

It's no secret that being a successful thru-hiker requires a tremendous amount of patience. It calls for adeptness and a whole lot of willpower. What's even more supernatural? Killing the...

Jul 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part II

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part II

This article is part two of a two part story on the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and their goals for the CDT. If you missed the first article, you can read...

Mar 21, 2018 : Alexa "Bonsai" Shapiro
The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

The Future of the Continental Divide Trail: Part I

This article is the first half of a two-part story about the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and their efforts to protect and finish building the CDT. Part II Here: Although...

Mar 16, 2018 : Alexa "Bonsai" Shapiro
A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

Have you ever been in the centre of a debate regarding music on the trail? I'm not talking about someone blasting speakers and disturbing the peace, I'm talking about hiking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Amber Redfield
3MPH: Why We’re Filming A Documentary on the CDT

3MPH: Why We’re Filming A Documentary on the CDT

The Continental Divide Trail is the least developed and most remote of the US long trails. It sretches about 3000 miles between Canada and Mexico and is situated within 50 miles...

Aug 16, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

Capturing pretty pictures from the backcountry requires only a camera and a desire to explore. Consistently snapping jaw-dropping, eye-catching, or otherwise standout photos, however, necessitates

Mar 19, 2017 : Zach
Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

Introducing “Tales from the Trail”: Our New Video Blogger Series

We're excited to announce the start of a brand new video series here at The Trek: our biweekly video updates from selected Trek bloggers currently on the trail. Follow along for on-trail

Feb 22, 2017 : The Editors
Interview with Tom Kennedy: Co-Founder of HIKE For Mental Health

Interview with Tom Kennedy: Co-Founder of HIKE For Mental Health

Hiking enthusiasts have long internalized the restorative feeling that comes from a walk or hike along a peaceful trail. Academia is catching up, with more and more studies proving the mental-health

Jan 2, 2017 : The Editors
Following Your Primal Instinct

Following Your Primal Instinct

*** I'm laying on rock and crude dirt somewhere in the high desert of Montana. My top turns brown from the fine soil beneath me. I do that often. Sprawl...

Dec 3, 2016 : Dora the Explorer