Emily Pilkerton

Just a girl who likes to hike and camp. Acute care PT from Birmingham, AL --> PCT thru hiker

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Done with the Desert(!!): Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows on the PCT

Done with the Desert(!!): Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows on the PCT

I have learned many lessons these past couple of weeks. The most important being patience. Like most hikers, I consider myself invincible. Sprained

May 27, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
The Week of Luxuries: Big Bear to Wrightwood on the PCT

The Week of Luxuries: Big Bear to Wrightwood on the PCT

This week has been both physically and mentally exhausting, but at the same time, this week has been full of views, new friends, and luxuries (for

May 10, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Summits, Snakes, and Switchbacks

Summits, Snakes, and Switchbacks

Week three on the PCT has been both beautiful and eventful. Despite everything in my being wanting to get back out on the trail, I decided to stay

May 4, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Days 6-12 on the PCT: Julian to Idyllwild

Days 6-12 on the PCT: Julian to Idyllwild

The second week on the trail brought new terrains, new views, new people, new experiences, and new things learned. After spending the night in

Apr 26, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
First 5 Days on the PCT

First 5 Days on the PCT

Wow wow wow I can’t believe I’ve already been out here for 5 days! Minus some minor aches and pains, I’ve been loving every second of it and having

Apr 18, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
The Why

The Why

Why am I hiking the PCT?

Feb 9, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton