Jack Tracy

Jack Tracy (25) is a thru-hiker blogging for TheTrek. They have completed well in excess of 11k miles along the AT, PCT, CDT, HDT, MST, FT, and most recently, the PNT. Their few joys in life are derived from science/fantasy fiction and walking really far for no discernable reason. They believe that everyone has adventure in their hearts, and want to share their own journeys in hope of inspiring others to live the lives they want to live; no putting off dreams for tomorrow.

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How to Make Bad Decisions On Trail (PNT Pt. 15)

How to Make Bad Decisions On Trail (PNT Pt. 15)

Suggest the Bad Decision “Hey! Check out this alternate coming up tomorrow. Looks like it cuts off about ten miles,” I said, running up into Kira

Oct 16, 2022 : Jack Tracy
The Lovely Town of Oroville, WA (PNT Pt. 14)

The Lovely Town of Oroville, WA (PNT Pt. 14)

Discreet as AlwaysI woke up, baking in the infernal heat of my tent. Even after setting up camp at the end of my long day into Oroville, I

Oct 9, 2022 : Jack Tracy
Mosquitoes and Mild Waterborne Illness (PNT Pt. 13)

Mosquitoes and Mild Waterborne Illness (PNT Pt. 13)

Trail map at country highway intersection.To OrovilleBack on trail, I wound my way up a climb along a barbed wire fence. The trail led me

Sep 25, 2022 : Jack Tracy
A Little Stop in Republic, Part 3 (PNT pt. 12)

A Little Stop in Republic, Part 3 (PNT pt. 12)

Just the gang, hanging on the river.General Vagrancy I wandered in and out of the brewery, puttering about the town. For awhile I lay on my

Sep 18, 2022 : Jack Tracy
A Little Stop in Republic, Part 2 (PNT Pt. 11)

A Little Stop in Republic, Part 2 (PNT Pt. 11)

Outside of Republic near Thirteen Mile Mountain.I just want to start off apologizing for being MIA for the last month.!!!SPOILER

Sep 11, 2022 : Jack Tracy
A Little Stop in Republic, Part 1 (PNT Pt. 10)

A Little Stop in Republic, Part 1 (PNT Pt. 10)

Alright, I’m going to try my best to give a proper update, but my brain feels like a stick I am spinning as fast as I can, trying to get sawdust

Jul 20, 2022 : Jack Tracy
Do Unto Others, and Neighborly Advice (PNT Pt. 9)

Do Unto Others, and Neighborly Advice (PNT Pt. 9)

The Fourth of JulyArlie, at the Historic Washington Hotel, set me up with a room. He was a thinly stretched man with swirling white hair and a

Jul 14, 2022 : Jack Tracy
Bushwhacks and Blowdowns (PNT Pt. 8)

Bushwhacks and Blowdowns (PNT Pt. 8)

The snow continues as I keep pushing towards the coast. The Selkirk Range has been some of the most spectacular mountains I have seen yet on

Jul 13, 2022 : Jack Tracy
Hanging Out in Bonners Ferry (PNT Pt. 7)

Hanging Out in Bonners Ferry (PNT Pt. 7)

Sometimes a lot can happen while in town. Meeting locals and looking for a place to sleep always leads to interesting situations.The view

Jul 12, 2022 : Jack Tracy
To the Towers of my Dreams (PNT pt. 6)

To the Towers of my Dreams (PNT pt. 6)

Up on the lookout tower.This is the exciting recap of my walking travels between the PNW towns of Eureka and Bonners Ferry. I hope you

Jul 5, 2022 : Jack Tracy