Rebecca Burns here! Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, but I’ve been bouncing around on the West Coast for the last few years. I was raised by hippies and was taught to appreciate the great outdoors. My outdoor lifestyle was put on hold to be a competitive coxswain. 10 years later, I’m thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Over the last 33 days, I have found myself traversing through the blistering heat of the desert floor and ascending high mountain ridges. The
The Pacific Crest Trail is like the Wild West. Hikers can be seen curled up in small patches of shade next to the trail and walk around towns caked
Life on the Pacific Crest Trail is simple. Wake up, pack all of your belongings, and hike until you’re hungry. Snack a bit and hike, repeat until
The phrase "It’s a marathon, not a sprint" does not even begin to apply for a thru-hike; it should really be "It’s an ultra, not a marathon." In a
As I lie on my sleeping pad in the backyard of a trail angel’s house in San Diego, I can’t help but feel at peace. The lead-up to this moment has
This winter was one of those times when you blink your eyes and spring has sprung already. Every day was filled with work, whether I was chasing tiny
Taking on the Pacific Crest Trail has been on my mind for some time now. As cliche as it sounds, the first time I really heard of the PCT was when my