Scott McDowell

Hi Friends! Scott here. I am a small business owner, soccer referee, jack-of-all-trades type who loves to pause life to travel and get into an adventure every year or three. I'm excited to be attempting a thru-hike of the PCT (nobo) in 2023. Follow along as I figure this crazy thing out. :-)

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The Other Big Three

The Other Big Three

The more you prepare for a trek, the more you always hear about the “big three.” Sleep system, shelter, and pack.  As cognizant as I am of those in my planning, I’d like to spend a minute talking about what might be considered the other big three: Mental, Physical and Logistics. 

Jan 15, 2023 : Scott McDowell
The PCT Permit Application Day

The PCT Permit Application Day

Coffee, check. Laptop, check. Trail bracelet my mom made for me for my birthday, check. My good luck charm for the day.

Nov 15, 2022 : Scott McDowell
A Long Time Coming, a Long Way to Go

A Long Time Coming, a Long Way to Go

At fourteen years old, I first heard about the Pacific Crest Trail.  I had aspirations to hike it with my dad before high school was over, even though my dad and I had never gone backpacking before nor would it be feasible to squeeze it into a summer break.  This year isn’t the year.

Nov 11, 2022 : Scott McDowell