Hi, there! I'm MC, and I go by Spice on the trail. I first attempted a NOBO thru of the PCT in April 2019, but the snow, a nagging knee injury, and my not-so frugal spending habits took me out after only 1,650 miles. I'm back in 2021 for a NOBO flip-flop starting in Tehachapi, up to Canada, and then back down to finish where I started in Campo in 2019. I hiked the Camino Frances in 2017 and spent most of 2020 living, saving, and teaching out of a U-Haul that my parter and I converted into a camper van. Outside of hiking, I write, trail run, and teach. I work in Spanish-English bilingual education and even teach a course about the PCT geared towards aspiring kids! See you out there!
My fifth day on the PCT was so infamously awful that my tramily and I still casually refer to it as “Day 5,” long after most other days have blended
The story of our 14th day on trail actually starts the night before. Let‘s set the scene: It’s 7 p.m. The sun is setting softly, casting a
So, I was always under the impression that the desert was dry. I was ready to carry eight liters of water in the desert every single day, knew fully
Tomorrow’s the day, lads. My flight for San Diego leaves at 6 a.m. Side note: Why do I consistently choose the cheapest flight (cheapest meaning
instagram: @MCZonthePCT I’ve been putting off writing this "preparation" post. I’m still actively putting it off as I sit here on my parents'
My name is MC. I'm hiking NOBO (northbound) on the PCT. I'm 25 and from Chicago, IL, and I've got some explaining to do. 1. What on earth is the