Josh Barnhart

A Pacific Crest Trail flip-flop thruhiker who wants to share his adventure and the wilderness with others via my writings.

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The Sierra: Part 1

The Sierra: Part 1

The Humbling Welcome a beginning story Departing from Echo Lake on the late morning of September 17th my stomach turned with a rush of emotions.

Oct 20, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Weeks 9/10: Washington Part 3

Weeks 9/10: Washington Part 3

The End That Came Too Soon Washington continued… Excited for the next 188 miles, my body sufficiently recovered, and my clothes washed it was time

Sep 16, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Week 8: Washington Part 2

Week 8: Washington Part 2

The Middle and Not So Good Washington Continued… This enlightened mood did change, however, the state was about to hand me my lowest days on trail

Sep 5, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Week 7: Washington Part 1

Week 7: Washington Part 1

The Beginning and The Beauty Walking towards Cascade Locks I kept looking over my shoulder. I was immediately attempting to use all my mental

Aug 27, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Week 6 BONUS: An Apology Letter to Oregon— no more buts

Week 6 BONUS: An Apology Letter to Oregon— no more buts

Dear Oregon, I need your attention real quick. I am on my knees asking for your forgiveness! I said “but” after uttering the four letter word that

Aug 15, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Week 5/6: Hiking With and Without My Partner

Week 5/6: Hiking With and Without My Partner

My cramped feet stumbled down the descent after my partner and I steamed past the “Oregon’s Highest Point on the PCT” sign and all I could think was:

Aug 15, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Week 4: Oregon, I love you but..

Week 4: Oregon, I love you but..

Walking past the California|Oregon border I felt a sense of urgency to complete the state as fast as I could. I continue to remind myself that the

Aug 4, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Week 3: California, I will return.

Week 3: California, I will return.

Part 1 My tired eyes woke up to the rustling of other hikers at 04:30 in the morning, who were wasting no time to get the hell out of California.

Jul 23, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Week 2: Bonus Miles and Exhaustion

Week 2: Bonus Miles and Exhaustion

Leaving Mt. Shasta with an ungodly amount of food to conquer the next 100 miles, I was prepared to blaze full speed to Etna. My feet were happy and

Jul 14, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Lessons Learned – Week 1

Lessons Learned – Week 1

The First Stretch Mile Markers: 1419.0 - 1501.3 The first 6 days swiftly came and went. The miles were long, the heat was substantial, and the

Jul 6, 2022 : Josh Barnhart