April 4

Taking less and doing more in Neverland: Lightweight Travel in Southern Thailand

    When you arrive on the Phi Phi island chain, you leave your shirt behind, and keep your eyes wide open. You’ll find that the harsh island heat and humidity brings out colors in the sky and sea you wouldn’t think possible . You’ll find mischievous monkeys, speedy longboats, deep lagoons and sunburned tourists … Continue reading “Taking less and doing more in Neverland: Lightweight Travel in Southern Thailand”

March 21

Becoming a Hiking Poles Believer with the LT5 3-Piece Carbon Poles

By: Korrin L. Bishop I never got the hype. I never understood the point. I remember watching people hiking up Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park with hiking poles and thinking they were more of a hindrance than anything. If we’re cutting weight, why bring something so unnecessary? Then, I was hiking down Lassen Peak … Continue reading “Becoming a Hiking Poles Believer with the LT5 3-Piece Carbon Poles”

March 8

Celebrating Trails with a Calendar Year Triple Crown

By: Heather “Anish” Anderson It’s a coveted pursuit in the world of backpacking–comprised of the 2,100+ mile Appalachian Trail, the 2,600+ mile Pacific Crest Trail, and the 3,000+ mile Continental Divide Trail. It crosses three spines of the United States through myriad biomes from Basin and Range to Mojave Desert and lush pine and deciduous forests. … Continue reading “Celebrating Trails with a Calendar Year Triple Crown”

February 28

A Personal Connection to the Diversify Outdoors Coalition’s Mission

By: Sirena Dufault I grew up in the Chicago suburbs with immigrant parents – my dad is from India and my mom from Italy. In the summertime, they’d load my brothers and me into a station wagon and we’d go on the typical American vacation. Sometimes, these vacations included trips to public lands – Smoky Mountains … Continue reading “A Personal Connection to the Diversify Outdoors Coalition’s Mission”

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”