Poppy Pai

Hi, I'm Poppy! 2019 PCT solo HOBO...I mean NOBO hiker. I was born and raised in California, near Yosemite, and this is my first time stepping foot on the PCT! I studied Molecular Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and now teach High School. Hiking is my favorite!

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Does There Have to be a Good Reason for Hiking the PCT?

Does There Have to be a Good Reason for Hiking the PCT?

Everyone asks, "Why are you hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?" Here are just a few reasons. I'm sure that I could come up with more. I don't know if

Dec 8, 2018 : Poppy Pai
Why I’ll be Hiking My Own Hike

Why I’ll be Hiking My Own Hike

My trail goals: Let's start by saying I'm not a purist. If my foot doesn't touch every accessible inch of the PCT, I'm OK with that. My goal

Dec 2, 2018 : Poppy Pai
Does Everyone Cry when They Get Their Permit?

Does Everyone Cry when They Get Their Permit?

When you've dreamed of something for so long and it actually really happens, it's hard to process at first. When I clicked on the PCT permit page on

Dec 2, 2018 : Poppy Pai