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Eat, Dammit: 5 Strategies to Optimize Your Caloric Intake During a Thru-Hike

Eat, Dammit: 5 Strategies to Optimize Your Caloric Intake During a Thru-Hike

When I finished my thru-hike and sat down to write articles that doled out the hard-earned wisdom of a past thru-hiker, I decided I was not going to pass on...

Mar 16, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Georgia

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Georgia

 The AT in Georgia is 79 miles long, starting at Springer Mountain outside Dahlonega, and stretching to the North Carolina border right before Bly Gap. Terrain Long, sweeping climbs to...

Mar 13, 2018 : The Editors
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Solo Hiking Vs. Companion Travel

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Solo Hiking Vs. Companion Travel

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to our third Mailbag with National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. She has authored  A hiker’s connection to the forest is can also be closer without other

Mar 10, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

ATC Thru-Hiker Class: What to Expect, and the Questions 2018’ers are Asking

As of March 7th, the daily thru hiker class at Amicalola Falls. I took the time this past Saturday to attend one of these classes. Here's the low-down on what...

Mar 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Tips for Being Greener on Your Thru-Hike

Tips for Being Greener on Your Thru-Hike

As the countdown to your hike ticks closer, keep a few of these environmentally friendly suggestions in mind, as you go on your shakedown hike or repack your bag for...

Mar 7, 2018 : Tide Walker
5 Necessities For Chilly Winter Hikes

5 Necessities For Chilly Winter Hikes

Hiking in winter can be a fabulous experience: fresh powder, sunshine on frosted pine trees, and empty trails all make for unforgettable hiking conditions. Without the proper gear though, this

Mar 6, 2018 : Andrej Ilisin
Fueling a Healthy Thru-Hike on a Budget

Fueling a Healthy Thru-Hike on a Budget

Besides “Do you carry a gun,” one the most common questions on trail is “What do you eat?” From battling constant hunger, to pack weight considerations, to sticking to a...

Mar 5, 2018 : Katie Gerber
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Stacey Kozel and Phony Thru-Hikes

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Stacey Kozel and Phony Thru-Hikes

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to our second Mailbag with National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year. She has authored Kaiha Bertollini. (No really, please don’t send that to Mailbag. I need at

Feb 26, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Why Every Hiker Should Take A Map and Compass Navigation Course

Why Every Hiker Should Take A Map and Compass Navigation Course

Whether it's for a short day hike, or roughing it for a few days in the backcountry, there are certain essentials that most hikers won't leave home without. Water, food,...

Feb 23, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Post the People: Tips for Photographing People on Trail

Post the People: Tips for Photographing People on Trail

Photography is my language. I'm a very visual person. It's how I communicate; how I teach, how I learn, how I share. You know, I tried to keep a journal...

Feb 17, 2018 : Kylie Torrence