Daniel Gerken

Hi, I'm Dan. I am hiking the PCT in 2021. I hope I get a cool trail name. I hope I don't get lost. To read more subscribe directly to my feed on The Trek, or go to danielgerken.org

Posts

Are These the 11 Hardest Resupply Towns on the PCT?

Are These the 11 Hardest Resupply Towns on the PCT?

How many calories did I consume on the JMT? No clue. Was it enough? No. Hiker hunger is real.

Apr 7, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

Here is a breakdown of how I spent my time preparing for my 2021 PCT NOBO Thru-hike...

Mar 30, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
My 2nd Backpacking Trip is a 2,650 Mile Thru-hike on the PCT

My 2nd Backpacking Trip is a 2,650 Mile Thru-hike on the PCT

As I type this I am exactly 4 weeks away from beginning my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. My name is Dan, I’m a Leo, and I love backpacking. Well, I think I love backpacking. I really loved backpacking the John Muir Trail in 2018 with my wife and two friends. I loved it so much that I think I will love backpacking from Mexico to Canada for 4-5 months. If one is good, two is better. Right?

Mar 23, 2021 : Daniel Gerken