Morgan Balog

My name is Morgan, but you can call me Juicy. I am thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and I am a soon-to-be Electrical Engineer. I was born without a left hand and through my blog updates, I hope to show that hiking is something everyone can enjoy! Feel free to also follow my adventure on my personal blog www.baloghikes.com or my Instagram page @baloghikes.

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Okay, Now I’m Having Fun!

Okay, Now I’m Having Fun!

Day 27 Miles: 6 I left White Pass at around 6pm. I wanted to get to the viewpoint to see the sunrise on Mt Reiner. I figured since I did 16 earlier

Jul 31, 2021 : Morgan Balog
Who are you and what did you do with the PCT?!

Who are you and what did you do with the PCT?!

Day 23 Miles: 20 My friend dropped Meghan and I off at the next trailhead. Meghan went ahead but I needed to use the bathroom before heading out. I

Jul 31, 2021 : Morgan Balog
My Trail Legs Are Coming!

My Trail Legs Are Coming!

Day 18 Miles: 14 We left Skykomish at about 2pm. I bought snacks for resupplies because I still had 3 days of meals left, but I needed more snacks.

Jul 26, 2021 : Morgan Balog
The Toughest Section of Trail… So Far…

The Toughest Section of Trail… So Far…

Day 12 Miles: 10 It was a busy day today. We got up, and ate breakfast. I had a wonderful omelet with toast and hash browns. By the time we

Jul 18, 2021 : Morgan Balog
To Stehekin! Finally!

To Stehekin! Finally!

Day 8 Miles: 6 Today began with a breakfast bagel in Mazama, Atrition, Walkie-Talkie, Dr. Dab, Travis and I walked from Ravensong’s Roost to the

Jul 17, 2021 : Morgan Balog
I Have a Trail Name!!

I Have a Trail Name!!

On the way to Stehekin, Travis and I began hiking with two other SOBO hikers, Shane and Salty. Naturally, the idea of trail names is circling and

Jul 12, 2021 : Morgan Balog
Now, Onto Mexico!!!

Now, Onto Mexico!!!

Day 5 Miles: 14 Today, Travis and I were starting off with the last switchbacks on the PNT/Boundary Trail before the PCT, we wanted to beat the

Jul 12, 2021 : Morgan Balog
An Unexpected Beginning

An Unexpected Beginning

Day 1 Miles: 10 Dr. Dab, Travis and I decided we were going to start from Robinson Creeks Trailhead, take that until we hit the PNT/Boundary Trail

Jul 12, 2021 : Morgan Balog
Am I Hiker Trash Yet?

Am I Hiker Trash Yet?

The last two days were interesting first days. And not the first days I expected. I have met my first tramily and they are all the most wonderful

Jun 25, 2021 : Morgan Balog
I’m not nervous, you’re nervous!

I’m not nervous, you’re nervous!

T-1 day until I start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail southbound. Hart’s Pass is showing zero inches of snow and next week’s temperature is predicted

Jun 22, 2021 : Morgan Balog