January 24

Winners of the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship Have Been Announced!

After narrowing several fantastic submissions down to just 12 finalists, and then turning to the votes of The Trek’s Expert Panel and readers, the winners of the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship have finally been announced! You can see the full list of winners and their prizes on The Trek’s website: https://thetrek.co/meet-2018-badger-sponsorship-winners/?ref=slider The grand prize package included … Continue reading “Winners of the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship Have Been Announced!”

January 18

A Thru-Hiker’s Dream: Time to Vote for the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship!

You submitted your videos, and now the 12 finalists for the 2018 Badger Sponsorship have been unveiled! It is time to vote to decide which lucky thru-hikers will win thousands of dollars worth of backpacking gear and resources, including their choice of any Gossamer Gear backpack. The finalists include: Annah Blake Augustine Danny Meija Erik … Continue reading “A Thru-Hiker’s Dream: Time to Vote for the 2018 Trek Badger Sponsorship!”

January 9

Ringing in the New Year at Grand Staircase-Escalante & Bears Ears

By: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck My wife, Grace, and I have been saddened by the news of the recent shrinking of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bears Ears National Monument. The beautiful and unexplored frontiers of these national monuments should be cherished. Grand Staircase-Escalante was the last part of the lower 48 to get cartographed, and remains … Continue reading “Ringing in the New Year at Grand Staircase-Escalante & Bears Ears”

January 2

Considering a 2018 Thru-Hike? Apply for the Trek Badger Sponsorship!

Calling all 2018 aspiring thru-hikers: Want your chance at more than $10,000 worth of backpacking gear and resources? Gossamer Gear has once again teamed up with The Trek to sponsor a handful of lucky thru-hikers for The 2018 Badger Sponsorship. If you’re planning to hike the AT, PCT, or CDT this year, then this contest … Continue reading “Considering a 2018 Thru-Hike? Apply for the Trek Badger Sponsorship!”

December 19

The Reasonable Decision to Give Outdoorsy Loved Ones Gift Cards

With Chanukah well underway, Christmas and Kwanzaa just around the corner, and the general spirit of holiday giving floating through the air, those of us who procrastinate may just now be wondering what goodies to gift our loved ones this year. For those of us with outdoorsy friends and family, gear to help them on … Continue reading “The Reasonable Decision to Give Outdoorsy Loved Ones Gift Cards”

December 14

Beauty, Adventure, & the Right Gear on an Off-Trail Grand Canyon Route

By: Sirena Dufault The Grand Canyon is my favorite place of all – the more I see, the deeper appreciation I have for this Wonder of the World. I am currently working on traversing the length of the Canyon in sections. The Colorado River through the Canyon is 277 miles long, but once I’m done … Continue reading “Beauty, Adventure, & the Right Gear on an Off-Trail Grand Canyon Route”

December 7

Looking to Stand Up for Bears Ears National Monument? Here’s A Quick Guide on How You Can.

By: Korrin L. Bishop Hints of the Trump Administration’s plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument have danced around for months. On December 4, the President made those plans explicit. Along with Grand Staircase-Escalante, President Trump announced that he’d be reducing these two Utah monuments by about two million acres—stripping away about 85% of Bears … Continue reading “Looking to Stand Up for Bears Ears National Monument? Here’s A Quick Guide on How You Can.”