Hi there! My trail name is "Stoked," and ever-so-appropriately, I am stoked to be a part of The Trek team! I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2021 and anticipate hiking the Arizona Trail this upcoming Spring. So sit down, scoop some peanut butter in your ramen, and prepare to follow my retrospective words about the PCT and how I will use that knowledge to conquer the AZT!
I thru-hike because it forces me to be uncomfortable, cleanse my dopamine addiction, and find the joy of radical acceptance in hardship. Rain fell
This post, written a month into my 2021 PCT thru-hike, spans a few particular days of the trip —Days 1, 3, 23, 24, 27, and 28 — and covers a