Lee Welton

After years of dreaming my wife Sarah and I are starting our PCT thru hike in March 2018. Together, we will combine our super powers and tackle all the PCT has to offer. With the help of an occasional oatmeal cream pie, of course. Follow along as we aim to offer an honest and transparent look at what hiking the PCT is like!

Posts

Blocked by Snow in the Sierra, We Flip Forward

Blocked by Snow in the Sierra, We Flip Forward

  I'm not going to lie, finishing the desert section feels great. I hate being hot, so starting early in the season for us was key to my

May 25, 2018 : Lee Welton
Nearly a Month into the PCT

Nearly a Month into the PCT

About a month in and learning every day. Since our last post, we have learned a lot about trail life. Here are the takeaways and a peek into our

Apr 16, 2018 : Lee Welton
Taking Stock of the First Seven Days on the Trail

Taking Stock of the First Seven Days on the Trail

What is it like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail? Here is an honest look at the first seven days and 109.5 miles. Then a few small innocent

Mar 30, 2018 : Lee Welton
What Is The Real Reason People Don’t Finish The PCT?

What Is The Real Reason People Don’t Finish The PCT?

The numbers don't lie Planning to hike the PCT this year has probably consumed your life for the past few months. Heck, it might even be the most

Jan 20, 2018 : Lee Welton
PCT 2018: Cold Weather Gear Test (Suburban Style)

PCT 2018: Cold Weather Gear Test (Suburban Style)

Cold Weather Challenge We have been fortunate to have some cold and clear weather here in Seattle, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to

Dec 11, 2017 : Lee Welton
PCT 2018: Camp Cooking Gear

PCT 2018: Camp Cooking Gear

More Upgrades! For the past 16 years we have been faithful to our MSR Pocket Rocket and some variation of an MSR pot set. While both have been more

Nov 25, 2017 : Lee Welton
PCT 2018: Big Four Breakdown With a Bonus Item

PCT 2018: Big Four Breakdown With a Bonus Item

Time For Gear Upgrades! In preparation for the Pacific Crest Trail, Sarah and I methodically looked at each area of our gear to see where the weight

Nov 13, 2017 : Lee Welton