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Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of October 25

Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of October 25

Well, it's been another bizarre and wonderful year for hiking the PCT. And to that end, we wanted to extend a big congrats to everyone who managed to navigate all...

Oct 26, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of October 18

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of October 18

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb, and national park crowd to finish the AT....

Oct 20, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
A Graphic Designer’s View of The PCT (Book Preview)

A Graphic Designer’s View of The PCT (Book Preview)

A visual feast for the senses, The Pacific Crest Trail: A Visual Compendium provides something new around every turn. Author Joshua M. Powell hiked the PCT in 2014, making the...

Oct 5, 2021 : Joshua Powell
Beginner Backpacking Mistakes to Avoid

Beginner Backpacking Mistakes to Avoid

No matter how experienced a hiker you are learning from those who have more miles under their boots (or trail runners) than you will have a huge impact on your...

Aug 12, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
The Beginner’s Guide To Desert Hiking

The Beginner’s Guide To Desert Hiking

Hooray! Your first desert vacation is booked and on the calendar. As you begin prepping your boots and letting dreams of red rocks fill your head, it’s important to start...

Jul 20, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Nicholas “Click” Reichard on “SToRIES”: An Interview with a Prolific Hiker, Photographer, and Author

Nicholas “Click” Reichard on “SToRIES”: An Interview with a Prolific Hiker, Photographer, and Author

Nick is a thru-hiker, photographer, and dad. In the spring of 2021, Nick added another title to his list - published author. His book SToRIES uses an engaging combination of...

Jul 16, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
Tips for Hiking the Long Trail

Tips for Hiking the Long Trail

Trek contributor Saoirse "Story" Ibargüen is an avid hiker, reader, and storyteller. She has hiked some of the most interesting trails across the globe (including the West Highland Way). After

Jul 15, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Whether you are a thru-hiker, aspiring hiker, or walk-around-your-block-after-work hiker, if you're reading this post then you must love the sights the AT has to offer.  With thru-hikes in full...

Jul 9, 2021 : Alexa Dunn
The Olympic North Coast: 19 Miles of Magical Coastline in Olympic National Park

The Olympic North Coast: 19 Miles of Magical Coastline in Olympic National Park

Note: Much of this hike is on Makah tribal lands, and the Makah reservation is currently closed to outside visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check local restrictions and...

Jul 8, 2021 : Dan Purdy
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

The past 12 months have been challenging to say the least, especially for those who opt outside for their recreation. But with people finally able to release themselves from their...

Jun 15, 2021 : Katie Houston