Annika Ananias

I'm Annika from Germany and I am hiking the PCT starting at April 7th. I'm in love with the world, its mountains and adventure. I have always had this desire for an intense life. Mountains and traveling mean pure freedom and happiness for me. Come join me on my big journey on the PCT! If you are German speaking you can also check out my blog at www.sheep-cuddling.de and read about my other adventures.

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Week 7: Finishing the desert section

Week 7: Finishing the desert section

We finally escape the desert to get into the high country, reaching the gateway to the High Sierras at Kennedy Meadows. It's like reaching the

Jun 25, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 6: The relentless Mojave Desert

PCT Week 6: The relentless Mojave Desert

The section of the Mojave desert is the driest stretch of the PCT. It's sun-exposed and there are long water carries, that make it quite challenging.

Jun 25, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 5: From Mountains Back to the Desert

PCT Week 5: From Mountains Back to the Desert

The next section from Wrightwood to Hikertown takes me from snow-covered Mount Baden-Powell on beautiful ridgelines and through shady pine forest

May 22, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 4: About Trail Magic, Hot Springs and Lakes

PCT Week 4: About Trail Magic, Hot Springs and Lakes

The trail from Big Bear Lake to Wrightwood took in some highlights of the desert section. There were amazing lake views back to Big Bear Lake, I came

May 13, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 3: From the snowy San Jacintos to Big Bear

PCT Week 3: From the snowy San Jacintos to Big Bear

This week I got to climb San Jacinto Peak in the snow, that came down one night before. I went all the way down, back to the desert, just to climb

Apr 22, 2022 : Annika Ananias
Things I Learned on the Trail so far

Things I Learned on the Trail so far

I'm just 650 miles in the PCT and I would consider myself quite experienced with hiking. But still, I learn something new every day. Every hike is

Apr 22, 2022 : Annika Ananias
PCT Week 2: From the Desert into the Mountains

PCT Week 2: From the Desert into the Mountains

From Mile 101 to mile 180 the landscape dramatically changes from desert to alpine environment at a higher altitude as I climbed into the San Jacinto

Apr 21, 2022 : Annika Ananias
The First 100 Miles on the PCT

The First 100 Miles on the PCT

The first 100 miles on the PCT are done. Seven days full of adventure, learnings, and meeting new people. I'm very happy so far with how it went and

Apr 15, 2022 : Annika Ananias
When Things Don’t Go As Planned

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

I was so excited when my plane landed after 11 hours of flight from Germany and when I touched the ground of my seventh continent. It all started

Apr 8, 2022 : Annika Ananias
How I Got Into Thru-Hiking And Why

How I Got Into Thru-Hiking And Why

Hi there, I'm Annika from Germany, and I'm 10 days away from starting my adventure on the PCT. 2,650 miles lie ahead of me along with all the untold

Mar 29, 2022 : Annika Ananias