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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Carl “Professor” Stanfield on Attempting the Most Miles Ever Hiked in One Year

Carl “Professor” Stanfield on Attempting the Most Miles Ever Hiked in One Year

 Carl "Professor" Stanfield is on a mission to hike more miles in a single year than any hiker ever recorded. He's currently in the middle of a

Aug 31, 2022 : Penina Satlow
This Week’s Best Gear Deals from Across the Web

This Week’s Best Gear Deals from Across the Web

Labor Day's coming up—which means sales at your favorite online outdoor retailers! Check out some amazing offerings from Moosejaw, Backcountry, and

Aug 26, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Man Arrested Standing Naked on Roof of AMC White Mountains Hut

Man Arrested Standing Naked on Roof of AMC White Mountains Hut

On Saturday August 20th, a man was arrested standing naked and "highly agitated" on the roof of Zealand Falls Hut according to NBC Boston. It took

Aug 25, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Tom Boerman Aims to Cross All 7 Continents on Foot (Yes, Including Antarctica)

Tom Boerman Aims to Cross All 7 Continents on Foot (Yes, Including Antarctica)

"I don't want to be a prisoner of my own goals." Meet Tom Boerman, the Dutchman walking across every continent—including Antarctica. Once suicidal,

Aug 17, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Lyme Disease Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trials

Lyme Disease Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trials

A new vaccine against Lyme disease developed by Pfizer and French drugmaker Valeneva has entered phase 3 trials. The randomized controlled study has

Aug 15, 2022 : Penina Satlow
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