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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Derail – Conclusion

Derail – Conclusion

The final blog posts of the season are going up, and with them, the triumphant images of people standing at the Northern Terminus. The sign of a

Oct 31, 2021 : Becca Mickley
The Pursuit -Week 10

The Pursuit -Week 10

This isn’t a vacation for you, it’s a mission, it’s your purpose. 

Aug 24, 2021 : Becca Mickley
The Path- Week 9

The Path- Week 9

Momentum had carried me forward, the drive to push, up and over Donahue pass, into Tuolumne Meadows.Visiting Yosemite was a dream for me, a

Aug 8, 2021 : Becca Mickley
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