Hi! I'm Lisa, a 2017 NOBO PCT thru-hiker (I'm hoping that if I say those words out loud enough I'll come to believe them; I'm not sure I'm there yet) based out of Edmonton, Canada. Although I've been an avid hiker/backpacker for many years this is my first attempt at a thru-hike. I'm a notoriously type A person (I suspect others in my life could chime in here with entertaining stories demonstrating this) so I expect that this experience is going force me to balance those tendencies with the acceptance that nature cannot be always forced into a spreadsheet or to do list. Let's see how this goes... Hiking along with me will be my husband, Dan. We will also be celebrating our 10 year anniversary along the way, likely somewhere in SoCal.
As the PCT winds its way up through the requisite mountains and forests on its way to Canada, occasionally the trail intersects small (but fabulous)
A quick caveat to any readers using this as a guide for their summit attempt of Mt. San Jacinto; we completed our summit on the morning of April 26
We arrived in Warner Springs (mile 110) this morning and thought this would be a good time to reflect back on the miles thus far. All the hikers set
For the uninitiated, Scout and Frodo are one of the hiker host homes in San Diego, and act as a staging area of sorts for north bound hikers before
I thought I’d do something a little different for this blog post and do a Q & A with Matt Parker, aka DoubleTap, one of the many PCT Trail
These days I’m feeling a bit like a horse in its corral waiting for the gates to open, pacing around my supply room (formerly known as a dining room)
A thru-hike is an intimidating endeavour for multiple reasons; the logistics of resupply, understanding what gear is required, the fluctuations in