Rebecca Burns

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.

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The Desert in Review

The Desert in Review

Over the last 33 days, I have found myself traversing through the blistering heat of the desert floor and ascending high mountain ridges. The

Jun 16, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Nutella, Trail Sauce, Spewy? Nah, Call Me Cowgirl

Nutella, Trail Sauce, Spewy? Nah, Call Me Cowgirl

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

Jun 8, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Easing into the Hobo Life After Two Weeks on Trail

Easing into the Hobo Life After Two Weeks on Trail

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

May 26, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Each Day Brings New Strength and Wonderment

Each Day Brings New Strength and Wonderment

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

May 16, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Gear Talk and Pre-Trail Jitters

Gear Talk and Pre-Trail Jitters

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

May 10, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Dawn Patrol — Training for the PCT

Dawn Patrol — Training for the PCT

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

Apr 23, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Why the PCT?

Why the PCT?

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

Feb 11, 2018 : Rebecca Burns