Taylor Weixl

I'm Taylor (known as 'Canadian Treasure' on the trail) and I'm currently hiking the PCT. Aside from hiking, I'm into riding my bike, skiing, positive psychology, yoga, and trying new plant-based recipes. I'm from British Columbia, Canada.

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We’ve Reached Kennedy Meadows and the Stoke Level is High!

We’ve Reached Kennedy Meadows and the Stoke Level is High!

Reaching Kennedy Meadows has been the biggest milestone of the trail so far; it means the end of the desert and start of the Sierra. It felt awesome

Jun 13, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
The Power of Being Yourself

The Power of Being Yourself

This morning we hiked a few miles to get to Casa de Luna - Terrie and Joe Anderson's place in Green Valley, CA, which is a lengendary stop for PCT

May 31, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
My Favorite Part of Thru-Hiking Isn’t the Food

My Favorite Part of Thru-Hiking Isn’t the Food

This morning I arrived in the town of Wrightwood, where the people have been great to us so far. We got a ride into town with a trail runner named

May 24, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
A Tramily’s Fave Trail Moments, Food, and Songs

A Tramily’s Fave Trail Moments, Food, and Songs

Today seems like it has lasted about a week and it is only midafternoon. We woke up this morning at a campsite 0.4 miles from the Highway 18

May 19, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
Trail Names, Moral Dilemmas, and a Recharge

Trail Names, Moral Dilemmas, and a Recharge

When I get to a new place, especially a mountain town, I love spending time at libraries and coffee shops. I am writing from the beautiful Idyllwild

May 12, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
Campo to Warner Springs: Is This Actually Happening?

Campo to Warner Springs: Is This Actually Happening?

It is hard to believe that this time last week I was just starting the trail. It seems like I left Vernon forever ago because so much has happened in

May 7, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
Taylor’s 2018 PCT Gear List

Taylor’s 2018 PCT Gear List

I start hiking in less than a week, so I've been figuring out my final gear setup and logistics. I thought I’d do a gear list for the folks who have

Apr 24, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
What Training for the PCT Looks Like

What Training for the PCT Looks Like

With three weeks to go until I start my hike, I’ve been doing lots of little things, including organizing my photos. I’ve been taking photos on my

Apr 6, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
My Subaru-Sleeping Gear Shakedown Sufferfest

My Subaru-Sleeping Gear Shakedown Sufferfest

I have yet to experience life as a thru-hiker (less than 60 days to go!) but I expect one could draw several parallels between thru-hiking and

Mar 2, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
As Thru-Hike Takes Shape, Five Reasons to Go Stand Out

As Thru-Hike Takes Shape, Five Reasons to Go Stand Out

In September 2016, about a year and half ago, I rode my bike over Rainy Pass on a bicycle tour with my friend Johanna. She was beyond stoked that the

Feb 23, 2018 : Taylor Weixl