Lindsey Gordon

Hey there! I'm Lindsey - also known by my trail name, Flash Gordon. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2013 with no plans to do another long-distance hike. 5 years later...here I am planning my 2018 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike along with my fiancé and hiking partner, Miles To Go!

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Setting Smaller Goals: Warner Springs to Idyllwild

Setting Smaller Goals: Warner Springs to Idyllwild

My I cried when no one else was around (many times) and tried to hide my physical pain. Even though I had completed a thru-hike before, I felt

Apr 23, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Long Desert Miles Take an Early Physical Toll

Long Desert Miles Take an Early Physical Toll

It was entirely surreal that we were actually beginning our hike the morning we drove up to the monument. Like many NOBOs, we stayed at Scout and

Apr 17, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

Pacific Crest Trail day one is quickly approaching as my checklist becomes smaller with each passing day. A list of items that seemed to grow

Apr 10, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I

Apr 2, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Flash Gordon’s PCT 2018 Gear List

Flash Gordon’s PCT 2018 Gear List

Let's get right to the gear.  Below is my fiance, who will be carrying our cookset and tent body, so you won't see these items on my list

Mar 18, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Four Books I Read Before My PCT Thru-Hike

Four Books I Read Before My PCT Thru-Hike

Books. Who prepares for a thru-hike by reading books when you can track down a million resources from the internet? While I planned about 95 %

Mar 13, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Leaving Our Cat Is The Hardest PCT Prep

Leaving Our Cat Is The Hardest PCT Prep

Our thru-hike start date is approaching… quickly. The sudden onset of the new year has made me realize that it’s time to really focus on our hike

Jan 14, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Why I Might Split Up With My Fiancé on the Pacific Crest Trail

Why I Might Split Up With My Fiancé on the Pacific Crest Trail

My fiancé, Miles, and I plan to begin our Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike in Campo in the spring. In fact, we just received an email from the PCTA that

Nov 18, 2017 : Lindsey Gordon
Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail?

Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail?

I am finally getting closer to the ‘6 months to go’ mark for my 2018 PCT thru-hike! Besides refining my gear list and saving those precious dollars,

Sep 27, 2017 : Lindsey Gordon
8 Reasons Why I’m Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

8 Reasons Why I’m Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

When I tell someone that I’m thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, their first reaction is to ask, “Oh! Have you read Wild?” When I told people in

Sep 1, 2017 : Lindsey Gordon