Abby King

Hey readers! Thanks for tuning in. I'll be writing here about my upcoming PCT hike. I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2011, the John Muir Trail in 2012, and the Wonderland Trail in 2013. I worked, hiked, skied, and played in the White Mountains in New Hampshire and Maine for a while but now I'm living in Tahoe City, CA where I work as a backcountry ski guide and environmental policy advocate. I am SO excited to hike from Mexico to Canada along the Sierras this Spring.

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Transformation

Transformation

I began my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail on April 26th, 2017 at the Southern Terminus in Campo, CA. I arrived at the Northern Terminus in

Oct 9, 2017 : Abby King
From Mexico to Canada…and back to California

From Mexico to Canada…and back to California

Hello readers! It's been 1,243 miles since I last wrote a blog post. That's 47% of the trail that I've been silent on. I'm sorry about that. Guess

Sep 2, 2017 : Abby King
Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

Hey Everyone! I'm sorry it's been ages since I wrote a blog post. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail has been wonderful in pretty much every way, but

Jul 1, 2017 : Abby King
Everything’s Going Swimmingly

Everything’s Going Swimmingly

Greetings from mile 369.3 on the Pacific Crest Trail! We are zeroing today in Wrightwood, CA. This may be the closest to L.A. I'll ever get, god

May 18, 2017 : Abby King
Ten Days in the Desert

Ten Days in the Desert

Huzzah! Leila and I left from the Southern Terminus of the PCT on April 26th, 2017. We marked the momentous occasion with a rousing rendition of the

May 7, 2017 : Abby King
Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Receiving It It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to send postcards to my friends and family, so I'm thrilled that so many folks have sent

Apr 22, 2017 : Abby King
The final countdown

The final countdown

Well, with five days to go before our thru-hike begins Leila is in Maine and I'm in Connecticut and we're finally starting to cross our t's and dot

Apr 20, 2017 : Abby King
Coping With Wilderness Mansplaining

Coping With Wilderness Mansplaining

According to the internet one of the most common forms of mansplaining is being mansplained on a topic in your own area of expertise. you have no

Mar 2, 2017 : Abby King
To Take A Step Without Feet

To Take A Step Without Feet

  Life is strange. How does anyone decide what’s really right for them? And is it you who’s really deciding? How many women would hike the

Feb 8, 2017 : Abby King
Get The Gear

Get The Gear

I won't start hiking along the PCT until mid-to-late April, but there's already a lot to do to get ready. Mostly it's: GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR

Jan 10, 2017 : Abby King