Apply to Be a Trek Blogger and/or Vlogger!

Calling all 2019 thru-hikers!

Looking to blog or vlog your 2018 thru-hike?  Want some great exposure without the hassle of starting and maintaining a website?  DID WE JUST BECOME BEST FRIENDS?!

The Trek is looking for 2019 thru-hikers from the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and beyond who are passionate about writing (and/or making videos) and want to share their journey with the world.  If you’re hiking one of the “shorter” trails, such as the Long Trail, Colorado Trail, John Muir Trail, Arizona Trail, Superior Hiking Trail, Ice Age Trail, Wonderland Trail, Ozark Trail, Ouachita Trail, Pinhoti Trail, Cumberland Trail, Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Benton MacKaye Trail, Buckeye Trail, Northville Placid Trail, Oregon Desert Trail, Idaho Centennial Trail, Oregon Coast Trail, California Coastal Trail, and beyond- you’re encouraged to apply to join our team as well.

What you get:

  • Exposure to the large Trek community (reach is more than a quarter million across all channels).
  • A blogging platform that is easy to use.
  • Given extra consideration when featuring photos through our Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and The Trek Instagram accounts.
  • Active Bloggers/Vloggers are given the opportunity for Instagram Takeovers.
  • Access to a private group of fellow Trek Bloggers on Facebook (current and alum).
  • Discount merch
  • NEW for Vloggers(!): Access to use our YouTube account, which has 8,000 subscribers and is growing quickly.

The costFREE!!!

Apply here!

Comments 16

  • Matt Tobias : Nov 19th

    I’m bored at work, looking through websites for backcountry snowboarding gear and then my website searches start venturing toward the Pacific Crest Trail. I am curious about the trip distance, time, location and what to expect. To tell you the truth, I’ve been really thinking about doing this for awhile now since switching jobs and not liking my current job. My old boss told me I should have took off time between jobs, traveled and explored. Another consideration is going on the World Race for 11 months in 11 countries. It is a Christian mission trip to help the entire world. A friend did the World Race and posted journals and pictures throughout the trip which inspired me. I would love to be able to share what is going on with me and around me to many others to maybe guide them on their path. I would also love to share what is going on personally and inside me while working through obstacles in my life to help guide others by my insights, stumbles and truths learned along the path of life.

    It’s important to have these times of searching, writing and finding yourself. The way I do this is by prayer and being alone in the wilderness. Just recently I took a trip to Oregon to hang with a friend and enjoy the Northwest. I also went to do some personal searching and thinking about my situation with work, where I live and relationships. I ended up hiking and camping alone a half mile from the coast. As I was reading and cooking dinner, the peaceful sound of the waves settled into my tent. The waves were the only thing that were audible the whole night. As I read scripture, a peace overcame me and many things became clear. Things of my past were thought of and wrote down. Obstacles of my present seemed to melt away and worry of my future faded. Solitude is important.
    “So He Himself (Jesus) often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed” -Luke 5:16

    • MAURICE A CAULEY : Jan 19th

      He who believeth on the Son hath everlasting life. Also read John 3:16,17,18. We all can most likely quote the former but it’s the latter that will put the fear of God in you. God is holy and expects us to
      be holy too.

    • Kelly : Jul 19th

      My daughter completed the World Race 11-11 in 2016 through Adventures in Missions. She met another hiker on the race and they got married and now have my grandson. You’re correct in stating that we all need these times for reflection.

  • John Longino : May 22nd

    2016 or 17 sign up. Article says only both?!?

  • Angela : Nov 24th

    Will the blogs be open to the public? I’m not planing to hike the at this coming year but would love to hear the experiences of others. Research ya know and living vicariously til I’m able to go myself

  • Amber : Dec 4th

    Came here to sign up to be a 2017 AT blogger, but the form isn’t showing up on the page. Just letting ya know 🙂

  • KENNETH CALHOUN : Jan 20th


  • Snow : Mar 10th

    Looking forward to joining the class. Of 2017 the AT in April

  • Lisa : Mar 28th

    When will you be accepting for 2018??

  • Catherine : Mar 19th

    Love your articles… also do you only want thru hikers for v/blogging? Im senior now and still thinking about it but might- wont- be able to do a thru – cause of knee problem.? but still reading about all the seniors that did it ?!
    And Congrats to you ! Its a big deal !!?

    • Debbie : May 3rd

      I to am senior and have been thinking about the AT for2 years now…been gathering my stuff and reading as much of all pros and cons on gear…i am hoping April 2019 will be my year.

  • Robert Vaughn : Jun 6th

    Hello Tom I got your hikeing info from the freindswood library can you please give me a call at 281-235-9496. I would love to talk to you about your hikeing class I can’t make the class today I am tied up I work in freindswood I live in sanleon tx please call me I would like to talk to you sincerly. Robert vaughn

  • Ascend : Sep 17th

    Howdy! This is kind oof offf topic but I need some advice from an established
    blog. Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure
    things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m
    not sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?
    With thanks

  • Adrian Redgwell : Oct 14th

    I applied to the 2019 class but no email yet. I was accepted last year but did not read the fine print.
    I suffer from a form of dementia from Afghanistan that has changed my personality a little bit to the positive side but too friendly. Not my fault but as long as my trail family knows, I will be protected.

    Anyway still waiting but strangely no email recieved at all like last year.


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