Born in Arkansas, based in Dallas, I'm a writer, editor, and music lover filling my free time with miles outside whenever possible. I hiked the PCT in 2018 and 2022. 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 on my blog, Very Serious.
Though it’s still unclear how long it will be before we can actually use it, Guthook’s new social feature will undoubtedly be a prominent feature of trail life once it starts back up in full force. To give us all something to ponder, here’s an overview of the new feature and some thoughts on how it could integrate into the social dynamics of backpacking. A dirtbag can dream, right?
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.