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This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken by hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Oct 20, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Backpacker Radio Episode #21: Nathan “Puma” Bauman on His 18-Month Adventure, Photography Tips, and The Best Trail Magic Items

Backpacker Radio Episode #21: Nathan “Puma” Bauman on His 18-Month Adventure, Photography Tips, and The Best Trail Magic Items

What does it take to turn a thru-hike turns into an 18-month adventure?  That's the central theme of today's show, as the Cinnamon Connection is joined by Nathan "Puma" Bauman-...

Oct 19, 2018 : Zach
The Foothills Trail: A 77-Mile Taste of the Southern Appalachians

The Foothills Trail: A 77-Mile Taste of the Southern Appalachians

The idea for the Table Rock State Park in the north/east to Lake Jocassee, and, on the eastern half of the trail, steep climbs of up to 2,000 feet that rival...

Oct 19, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
PCT 2018 Gear Review

PCT 2018 Gear Review

Just over a year ago, I began preparing for my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Giddy with the thought of a new and exciting adventure, all I wanted to...

Oct 18, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Health Insurance for Long-Distance Hikers

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Health Insurance for Long-Distance Hikers

Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now. Have a question for an upcoming Mailbag? Email editors@thetrek.co and we’ll pass it on. If your question is chosen for our next

Oct 18, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most spectacularly beautiful, hilariously entertaining, and all-around best photos taken on the Appalachian Trail this past week. This week features photos

Oct 16, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers, Ranked

New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers, Ranked

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me which of New Hampshire's 48 4,000 footers was my favorite I'd have a couple hundred dollars. Which isn't very...

Oct 16, 2018 : Socked In
Five Ways to Poop in the Woods: An Illustration

Five Ways to Poop in the Woods: An Illustration

It's one of the most common questions for first-time backpackers and campers.  The uncertainty can be enough to stop those wanting to get into the outdoors from partaking.  Of course...

Oct 15, 2018 : The Editors
Careers in the Outdoors Part V: Interview with a Hotshot

Careers in the Outdoors Part V: Interview with a Hotshot

In the age of global warming, wildfires are becoming more widespread, more frequent, and lasting longer than ever before. If you're interested in saving the planet (or at least mitigating...

Oct 15, 2018 : Marina Clementi
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 7)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 7)

A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the photo of you crossing the finish line! This

Oct 14, 2018 : Becky Booroojian