Josh Barrett

Hi! I'm Josh. I ride bikes, hike and generally try to avoid adulting. I'll be attempting a thru-hike of the PCT in 2023 and sharing bits and pieces of the journey. Thanks for reading!

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Epilogue

Epilogue

Mary’s place.It’s been almost two months since I took my last steps on the PCT. I’ve been bathing regularly, my body is mostly back to normal

Oct 15, 2023 : Josh Barrett
Trail Update Number Nine

Trail Update Number Nine

Washington!!!Washington was amazing!Cue this eighties masterpiece.Things felt different.Still in Oregon, but not for

Sep 17, 2023 : Josh Barrett
Trail Update Number Eight. The Oregon “Challenge”

Trail Update Number Eight. The Oregon “Challenge”

Crater Lake just after sunrise.For many hikers, reaching the border of California and Oregon is a momentous occasion. After well over a

Aug 10, 2023 : Josh Barrett
Trail Update Number Seven; NorCal <s>Blues</s> Beauty!

Trail Update Number Seven; NorCal Blues Beauty!

Northern California gets a bad rap in the PCT world. Now before I get into it, please let me state for the record: I skipped a bunch of miles (you

Jul 24, 2023 : Josh Barrett
Trail Update Number Six (Sierra Part Three)

Trail Update Number Six (Sierra Part Three)

In which everything goes sideways and I decide to follow the adventure rather than try to create it.Didn’t know it when I took this

Jun 16, 2023 : Josh Barrett
Trail Update Number Five (Sierra part Two)

Trail Update Number Five (Sierra part Two)

So my last post ended with me basically sounding like I was going to get off the trail. Full disclosure: at that moment in the journey I

Jun 13, 2023 : Josh Barrett
Trail Update Number Four (Sierra Part One)

Trail Update Number Four (Sierra Part One)

Now we’re in it!A few weeks ago, I began the second leg of my journey on the PCT: The Sierra. If you are reading this, you probably already have

May 30, 2023 : Josh Barrett
Trail Update Number Three

Trail Update Number Three

One of the many vistas on the trail. Near Spanish Needles Creek.Desert ReflectionsAfter forty-nine days in the desert, I am in Kennedy

May 11, 2023 : Josh Barrett
Trail Update Number Two

Trail Update Number Two

This ain’t no garden party!It’s been a minute since I’ve written an update. So what better time than while lying in a comfortable

Apr 26, 2023 : Josh Barrett
The Journey Begins!!!

The Journey Begins!!!

Desert morning magicFinally! After a dozen years of dreaming and two years of actually planning, I am on the PCT! It’s difficult to

Mar 30, 2023 : Josh Barrett