Jackie Bannon

I'm Jackie. I'm attempting to thru-hike the PCT this summer. I just graduated from UW-Madison, and I hope I can find as much cheese and love on trail as I did in good ole Wisconsin.

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Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows

A few weeks ago in southern Oregon, I was running like a madwoman through clouds of mosquitoes while listening to a meditation podcast with hopes of

Aug 13, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
What I Didn’t Expect

What I Didn’t Expect

I expected to lose a lot of toenails out here (but I haven't actually lost any!!!!). I expected to be really lonely and nervous and scared (all which

Jul 15, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Overjoyed

Overjoyed

Day 42. Mile 1329. I've never been more smelly, dirty, hairy or sleepy. Dried blood streaks cover my legs, and my hair has begun dreading itself.

Jun 29, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Right before leaving the desert and entering the long-awaited Sierras, a trail angel named Coppertone told me, "don't be stupid, but don't be afraid

Jun 22, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
500-Mile Wisdom

500-Mile Wisdom

Mile 566. Day 22. I am a 21-year-old who uses diaper rash cream daily. I have disproportionally tan hands (thanks to my long-sleeved sun shirt), and

Jun 10, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Inspiration: The Story of Flower and Poptart’s PCT Record Attempt

Inspiration: The Story of Flower and Poptart’s PCT Record Attempt

Day 15. Mile 369. Why on earth are you hiking 2,659 miles? A classic question posed to every PCT hiker. Sometimes hikers keep their answers simple.

Jun 4, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Early Thru-hike Thoughts

Early Thru-hike Thoughts

179 miles. Day 8. I've been procrastinating with writing this first post because I feel as if I should have something profound and remarkable to

May 25, 2017 : Jackie Bannon