My name is April and I’m going to be hiking the PCT in 2018 with my best friend and lover, Jake. Since thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014 we haven’t been able to settle down. We got a taste of the adventure, freedom, and simplicity and we want that back. The past 4 years we have continued traveling in the USA, testing out different states. Currently we are rocking it in Tucson, AZ testing out our desert tolerance before the PCT. My personal website is: www.breakingopenthenutshell.com if youd like to follow all our adventures.
Trail Families: What Are They and Are They Beneficial?
When you set off to thru-hike you are often leaving behind important people in your life. Particularly if you are heading to the trail solo, it may
Dig into Your Toolbox for a Successful Thru-Hike
I’m not talking about hammers, saws, or screwdrivers. I’m referring to the toolbox we all have access to within our minds. Throughout your hike
Desert Test: Lessons And Gear That Saved Me
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail has been on my bucket list for a few years, but to be honest, parts of it have me trembling in my boots. Since we will
Preparing for a Thru-Hike: Plan, or Plan to Adapt?
The biggest difference between our preparation for the Appalachian Trail vs. the Pacific Crest Trail is the amount of planning. Before the A.T. I had
Relationship Test: Thru hike as a Couple
What's a good test of a relationship? How about spending every day for 6 months with your partner hiking in the back country. Find out how couples successfully thru-hike.