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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
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
Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the PCTA, Has Announced Retirement

Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the PCTA, Has Announced Retirement

In an email sent out to the PCTA's newsletter subscribers on September 10th, Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the organization, announced her retirement to the trail community. Hired

Sep 13, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) warned hikers today in a Facebook post of a reported uptick in COVID-19 cases near Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness. "The ATC has received multiple reports...

Sep 10, 2021 : Kelly Floro
7 Things I Absolutely Hated About Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

7 Things I Absolutely Hated About Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

You either have a good time or a good story, as the saying goes.  Now that I've completed the Appalachian Trail, I love to look back and laugh at all...

Sep 10, 2021 : Kelly Floro