Born in Arkansas, based in Dallas, I'm a writer, editor, and Maggie Rogers lover filling my free time with miles outside whenever possible. I hiked the PCT in 2018 and am planning PCT hike numero dos for 2020. My hiking-related life goal is to hike all 11 National Scenic Trails, but 18,000+ is a lot of miles to digest, so we'll just take it one at a time. I'm interested in people and our relationships to each other, ourselves and the world around us, and I write about that and much more on my blogs Very Serious and Outside Dallas.
I hiked over 2,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018, and I sent my running shorts home after the first 100 miles. I bought a pair of super lightweight joggers and never looked back. Clothing on a long trail is a very personal decision, but here's what I know: Pants are better than shorts for hiking on the PCT, and I'll tell you why.