My name is Austin! I am a Thru-hiker hiking the PCT in 2019. I live in Tacoma, Washington. I spend my free time hiking, whitewater kayaking, and playing with my cat Simon. Thanks for following me on my adventure!
Entering the Sierra I don't want to bash on the desert too much. It was amazing. I endured challenges such as heat and long dry stretches. There
What a momentous few hundred miles it's been! Back on Trail I returned to the trail at the Acton KOA and hiked to Hiker Heaven, a trail angel's
Climbing Out of Paradise After almost three weeks off, I finally hit the trail again. I started where I had gotten picked up, Paradise Valley Cafe.
Feeling Low Not every day on trail has been easy. I had achieved my first goal of making it the first hundred and wasn't ready to quit. I've had
Making the Decision to Nero Sitting at the water cache and mile 91.2, I knew I had a decision to make. Warner Springs was still 18 miles away but I
Day Five: Mile 50 Daylight hadn’t brought an end to the rain or wind so I ended up staying under my sleeping quilt for as long as possible.
Day Two: Milkshakes and Contaminated Water Michael and I set off early the next morning, heading for Lake Morena. It was an easy descent to Hauser
Day one: A broken water filter and a new friend. I’m finally on the PCT! I have waited so long to be here. I have spent countless hours dreaming
First impressions of my tent, pack, sleeping quilt, and sleeping pad that I am carrying on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Preparing for the mental struggles on the PCT.