Elise is a copywriter who prefers time outdoors to time spent behind a screen, but the latter tends to be more common these days. Because of this she’s planning her first thru-hike—the PCT in 2019, and plans to share her journey the way she knows best (through writing).
Backpacker Radio 63 | Courtney Dauwalter on Ultrarunning, Temporary Blindness, and Ultra Puke Culture
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by ultrarunning legend Courtney Dauwalter. For those who might not be
It’s been almost a month since I finished the Pacific Crest Trail, and I still haven’t been able to unpack how I really feel about my journey from
As most who have been keeping up with the PCT this year know, it’s been a heavy precipitation year for California. This also meant a very high snow
Mount Shasta Planning (Or Lack Of) It’s Tuesday evening and I’m pushing miles so that I can get into town by 7. I wanted to get to the hostel I’d
I wasn’t sent down the river in a basket as a baby, and I definitely haven’t led anyone on this thru-hike—but after 40 days and nights in the desert
My second week on the PCT prominently featuring the lovely town of Idyllwild. PCT Day Eight / 8.4 Miles / 101.5 Total Miles We started our
My first days on the PCT have been more than I ever could have imagined. It began at Scout and Frodo’s with 23 other semi-silent, nervous hikers.
After doing a couple of shakedown hikes (the most helpful being the Skyway Loop in Alabama), I've realized why they are so important as prep for a
As I’m preparing for my thru-hike of the PCT this summer I’m getting all the usual questions. Are you going alone? How long does that take? What
Obviously, I’m not encouraging stealing—just taking advantage of free things when you find them. In a word—resourcefulness. Being resourceful will