Lisa Howatt

Hi! Along with my husband/adventure partner, I thru-hiked the PCT in the notoriously challenging 2017 season. Those 5 months of "fire and ice" experience forever molded us and have us always seeking our next adventure. We're now looking towards the Great Divide Trail for 2019, 1130 kilometres of pure Canadian alpine glory. Follow along on our ever continuing journey.

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A Day in the Life of a Thru-Hiker: SoCal Edition 

A Day in the Life of a Thru-Hiker: SoCal Edition 

You'll often hear hikers speak of the trail in sections of sort; namely Southern California, the Sierra Range, the tiny Northern California section,

May 15, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Ode to Trail Towns of the PCT

Ode to Trail Towns of the PCT

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)

May 10, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
We Summited Mt. San Jacinto!

We Summited Mt. San Jacinto!

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

Apr 30, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
The First 110 Miles – A Reflection 

The First 110 Miles – A Reflection 

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

Apr 20, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
A Stay with Scout and Frodo – What to Expect

A Stay with Scout and Frodo – What to Expect

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

Apr 15, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Q&A with DoubleTap: PCT Trail Angel / Water Report Maintainer

Q&A with DoubleTap: PCT Trail Angel / Water Report Maintainer

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

Mar 26, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Dealing with Pre-Hike Jitters

Dealing with Pre-Hike Jitters

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)

Mar 17, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Using Stairs to Help Train for a Thru-Hike

Using Stairs to Help Train for a Thru-Hike

A thru-hike is an intimidating endeavour for multiple reasons; the logistics of resupply, understanding what gear is required, the fluctuations in

Feb 25, 2017 : Lisa Howatt