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!
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
As I prepare for my PCT thru-hike, I am trying to dial in my gear. Since I haven't gotten to test this gear on trail yet, these are just first
My whole life is about to completely change. Think about it. Thru-hiking a long-distance trail is about as far from normal life as you can get. Your
The Pacific Crest Trail? Hike 2,650 miles? Live out of my backpack for five months? Sounds amazing to me, but at first my friends and family thought