Thomas Allie

Hi my name is Thomas, I am a professional photographer, environmental conservationist, and devoted optimist. Since 2017 my dream has been to complete the PCT, and have spent time on the trail taking portraits of hikers. My hope is to spread optimism on trail and to promote environmental conservation with my photography. My start date is March 5, 2022, and I'll be spending most of my time on trail with my trekking pole in hand, my camera in the other.

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PCT Week 10: Recovery, Return, Optimism

PCT Week 10: Recovery, Return, Optimism

Recovery I am truly blessed by the kindness of strangers and friends who helped me recover much faster than expected. In Bishop, I was taken in by

Jun 26, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 9: A Near Death Experience and the Meaning of Tramily

PCT Week 9: A Near Death Experience and the Meaning of Tramily

John Muir Trail Whitney was one of the most exciting moments of my life, but it was one of the most exhausting. I reached camp late that night, with

Jun 18, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 8: Entering the Sierra

PCT Week 8: Entering the Sierra

Off to Kennedy Meadows It is finally time, I’m headed towards the Sierra. I have been looking forward to this section since I started my journey and

Jun 17, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 7: Storms, New Friends, and Water Carries

PCT Week 7: Storms, New Friends, and Water Carries

Extra Days in Tehachapi Tehachapi is our next town stop. The city is full of great food and more wonderful people. I get in early covered in dirt

Jun 10, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 6: Nero’s, 500, and the Mojave

PCT Week 6: Nero’s, 500, and the Mojave

Acton & Agua Dulche, a Quick Nero This is the first week that doesn’t start from a zero out of town, much rather it begins with a nero into

Apr 22, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 5: Summits, Road Walks, and lots of Trail Magic

PCT Week 5: Summits, Road Walks, and lots of Trail Magic

Wrightwood, a Perfect Trail Town An early morning starts our descent into Wrightwood. We reach highway 2 where we get a hitch into town. Let me

Apr 21, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 4: Night Hikes, Condensation and a Birthday Climb

PCT Week 4: Night Hikes, Condensation and a Birthday Climb

Leaving Big Bear with a New Mindset Big Bear is a turning point for me. Nearly 300 miles in and I reassure myself of my own journey. Realizing this,

Apr 21, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 3: More Climbs, Even More Climbs, and a Marathon

PCT Week 3: More Climbs, Even More Climbs, and a Marathon

Idyllwild, a Town with a Dog for a Mayor A nice zero to relax and plan for the next section is taken. We head into town to resupply and make sure

Apr 6, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 2: Switchbacks, Hot Days, and More Trail Magic

PCT Week 2: Switchbacks, Hot Days, and More Trail Magic

Our First Zero The first zero of the trail is spent in Julian, CA, where good food is enjoyed, laughs are abundant and stories of our first 75 miles

Mar 29, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 1: Wind, Magic, and Optimism

PCT Week 1: Wind, Magic, and Optimism

THE FIRST MILES For the last five years, the Pacific Crest Trail has been on my mind. It’s been a dream of mine to start this trail, and finally,

Mar 12, 2022 : Thomas Allie