Penina Satlow

I'm Penina, known on trail as Pastor. After COVID-19 hit in the middle of college, I decided I needed the polar opposite of Zoom school, so I spent the summer outside. Last summer I did a PCT LASH through the desert and Sierra sections, followed by a bike tour across the western United States and down the Pacific coast. I'm now finishing up my senior year, spending it cooking, writing, and dreaming of more adventures.

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In Defense of Wild: Cheryl Strayed’s Memoir Is Nothing Like Your Trail Journal, and That’s OK

In Defense of Wild: Cheryl Strayed’s Memoir Is Nothing Like Your Trail Journal, and That’s OK

When I was on the PCT, I encountered a lot of hate for Cheryl Strayed's classic PCT memoir, Wild. I saw a fair bit of Wild love too, but the book

Aug 8, 2022 : Penina Satlow
8 of the Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web This Week

8 of the Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web This Week

As summer starts winding down, we looked for some of the best end-of-summer deals from our favorite outdoor gear brands, so you don't have to! Check

Aug 8, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

Hiker Dies After Being Found Unresponsive on Mt. Washington

A man is dead after being found unresponsive on Mt. Washington's Jewell Trail at 1:15 pm on Saturday, July 30. The hikers who found him called 911

Aug 4, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader Review

Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader Review

Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader is a collection of short essays about the PCT by various authors, edited by Reese Hughes and Howard

Aug 1, 2022 : Penina Satlow
PCTA Targets Late August Reopening of Lionshead Fire Closure

PCTA Targets Late August Reopening of Lionshead Fire Closure

The USDA Forest Service and the PCTA aim to reopen the Lionshead Fire closure on the Oregon PCT by late August or early September, as reported by The

Jul 29, 2022 : Penina Satlow
13 Hikers Share How They Got Their Trail Names

13 Hikers Share How They Got Their Trail Names

For every long-distance hiker, there's a trail name, and for every trail name, there's a story. We sent out a survey, and are profiling the best

Jul 28, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Search Continues for Missing Hiker in San Juan National Forest

Search Continues for Missing Hiker in San Juan National Forest

The search continues for a hiker who was last seen on July 16th in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado. Daniel Lamthach, 22, of Salt Lake City,

Jul 27, 2022 : Penina Satlow
[Book Review] Adventure Ready by Katie Gerber and Heather Anderson

[Book Review] Adventure Ready by Katie Gerber and Heather Anderson

Adventure Ready: A Hiker's Guide to Planning, Training, & Resiliency is a guidebook written by two seasoned long-distance hikers to help others

Jul 25, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Company Profile: Paka

Company Profile: Paka

In the last few years, alpaca wool has come into the scene to challenge merino's claim as the best natural fiber for activewear. Companies like

Jul 20, 2022 : Penina Satlow
ATC Recommends Bear-Resistant Food Storage Along Entire Appalachian Trail

ATC Recommends Bear-Resistant Food Storage Along Entire Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy yesterday announced the adoption of a new policy strongly recommending that all backpackers store their food in an

Jul 15, 2022 : Penina Satlow