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Blogpost, pt. I: Hiking to Feel at “Home”

Blogpost, pt. I: Hiking to Feel at “Home”

Hi! Hello! Pearl, here! This spring, I am starting my northbound (NOBO) thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). My start date: April 24, 2019. I will be starting my second thru-hike....

Apr 21, 2019 : Pearl
First Two Weeks on the PCT

First Two Weeks on the PCT

They say the first two weeks of any thru-hike is the hardest. You're getting your hiker legs, figuring out gear, packing way too much food and water, and trying to...

Apr 21, 2019 : Richard Ward
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I am now two weeks into my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike and currently chilling in the awesome town of Idyllwild. Now would be a good time to share some thoughts...

Apr 21, 2019 : Tim Curtis
CDT Gear – What I’m Doing Differently, What I’m Most Excited About, and What Keeps Me Up at Night

CDT Gear – What I’m Doing Differently, What I’m Most Excited About, and What Keeps Me Up at Night

I know people like to talk about gear and read about gear. To be honest, I’m not one who really enjoys writing about it. I think the reason for that...

Apr 21, 2019 : Hungry Cat
Physical, Mental, and Emotional Prep for My PCT Thru-Hike

Physical, Mental, and Emotional Prep for My PCT Thru-Hike

How do you train for that? While “Why?” is the first question I get when I tell people I’m attempting to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail, the follow-up is usually...

Apr 21, 2019 : Matthew
No Virginia, That’s Not a Wolf

No Virginia, That’s Not a Wolf

After a late start out of Gorham and the 12-mile haul over Mount Hayes, Cascade and the Trident peaks, crossing mucky bog bridges, and a final scramble over downed trees...

Apr 21, 2019 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Anatomy of My First AT Marathon

Anatomy of My First AT Marathon

Prior to my accident, running a marathon was almost a weekly endeavor. If you have read any blog about the AT you know the terrain is challenging and unforgiving. Unlike...

Apr 21, 2019 : Deadpool
Day 14: A San Jacinto Wilderness PSA

Day 14: A San Jacinto Wilderness PSA

Day 14: 14.6 Miles Today was my first day on the PCT. Yes, a technicality would suggest I started walking from Mexico to Canada two weeks ago. But today might...

Apr 20, 2019 : Leah King
Harpers Ferry or Bust: It’s Not All About Katahdin

Harpers Ferry or Bust: It’s Not All About Katahdin

There are a few picturesque images that flash through one's head when mentioning the Appalachian Trail.  For me, it's the ponies.  For Instagram, McAfee Knob.  Successful thru-hikers: the sign at...

Apr 20, 2019 : Alexia
Judge Orders Review of New Coal Leases on Public Lands

Judge Orders Review of New Coal Leases on Public Lands

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration did not adequately address the environmental effects of coal mining when it sought to increase mining on public lands. Judge Brian...

Apr 20, 2019 : Hugh Owen