Becca Mickley

A quirky, West Texas native with wandering and writing in her blood, watch me juggle both as I hike the PCT beginning April 10th, 2021!

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The Pass – Week 8

The Pass – Week 8

I thought I had it made. After two months crossing the desert Kennedy Meadows felt like a type of finish line more than a way point along the

Jul 25, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Transition – Week 7

Transition – Week 7

Authors Note- I’ve been delayed for weeks due to non-existent signal, un-reliable WiFi, and one hit and run accident (they ran, we stopped and are

Jul 16, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Milestones – Week 6

Milestones – Week 6

Amidst the highs and lows, the gear failures, the challenges and victories, there has been one constant in my life since April. Every day I am one

Jun 11, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Dawnbreak – Week 5

Dawnbreak – Week 5

With my new poles firmly in hand, I set out from Wrightwood eager to make up some time. According to my updated trip plan, I was now a full week

May 31, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Switchbacks and Setbacks – Week 4

Switchbacks and Setbacks – Week 4

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month. In some ways I feel like I’ve been out here forever, and in other ways it’s like I’ve just begun.

May 23, 2021 : Becca Mickley
The Sacrifice – Week 3

The Sacrifice – Week 3

Leaving Idyllwild I knew that he was critical. Returning back to the trail after three days of zeros to regear, reassess and write, the trail

May 13, 2021 : Becca Mickley
The Why – Week 2

The Why – Week 2

Leaving Warner Springs, the site of my first resupply, was a strange experience for me. I had survived my first week, picked up my first package,

May 8, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Facing the Challenge – Week 1

Facing the Challenge – Week 1

I didn’t know how to feel as my plane landed in San Diego. People told me that I must be excited, yet I wasn’t. Mostly, I felt trepidation. In

May 1, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Towards a New Dawn

Towards a New Dawn

One week, and I have a chance to try again. I cannot get that idea out of my mind as I look towards my start date next Saturday. Campo awaits, my

Apr 2, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Phoenix Year

Phoenix Year

  2020 was going to be my year to hike the PCT. Everything had come together, the money, the time, the training. Relatives sponsored me so I

Jan 19, 2021 : Becca Mickley