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I Hear a Beautiful Symphony in the Call of the Trail

I Hear a Beautiful Symphony in the Call of the Trail

The purest, most enchanting note emanates through the air. Its vibrations course down my body, pooling in the delicate space in the center of my clavicles. I chase the ethereal...

Feb 24, 2018 : Matador
As Thru-Hike Takes Shape, Five Reasons to Go Stand Out

As Thru-Hike Takes Shape, Five Reasons to Go Stand Out

In September 2016, about a year and half ago, I rode my bike over Rainy Pass on a bicycle tour with my friend Johanna. She was beyond stoked that the...

Feb 23, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
When Going Ultralight, Be Ultrawise With Your Choices

When Going Ultralight, Be Ultrawise With Your Choices

If you're a hiker, and you ever use the internet, you know there's a lot of discussion about reducing pack weight.  One phrase I hear a lot is "how do...

Feb 20, 2018 : Smokebeard
My Simplified Resupply Strategy

My Simplified Resupply Strategy

Preparation plays an essential part in a thru-hike starting smoothly. Some preparation has proven to be fun and exciting: researching, purchasing and testing new gear, getting into top physical

Feb 20, 2018 : Curtis Murley
If We Don’t Start, We’re Never Going to Win

If We Don’t Start, We’re Never Going to Win

In my garage sits a 1970 Chevelle my parents bought for me at the age of 14. Everyone said it would go by in a flash; time, that is, not...

Feb 16, 2018 : Mike Sugden
How My PCT Preparation Is Going with 68 Days to Go

How My PCT Preparation Is Going with 68 Days to Go

Hi world! This is my first blog on The Trek. And also my first blog ever.  I am jumping into the blogging world because I think it will be a...

Feb 15, 2018 : Annah E McPigg
Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

I wasn't at my finest leaving Julian. There was a stitch in my side and saliva was turning to glue in my mouth. My feet were throbbing in shoes that...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

For some reason, arriving in Wrightwood flipped a switch for me. Mexico is right there, I started telling myself. Just don't get hurt, and you're there! I went about my errands in...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Dig into Your Toolbox for a Successful Thru-Hike

Dig into Your Toolbox for a Successful Thru-Hike

I’m not talking about hammers, saws, or screwdrivers. I’m referring to the toolbox we all have access to within our minds. Throughout your hike you're going to have some mental...

Feb 14, 2018 : April and Jake
Baggies: The Only Pair of Hiking Shorts You Need

Baggies: The Only Pair of Hiking Shorts You Need

This is a gear review of and love letter to my I wore my Baggies all day everyday on the AT and PCT, only taking them off for laundry in towns. (Hold your...

Feb 14, 2018 : Laura Johnston