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 15: July 4th Storms, Paradise Lake, and Reaching Oregon

PCT Week 15: July 4th Storms, Paradise Lake, and Reaching Oregon

Castle Crags Wilderness   It is finally time to leave Dunsmuir and into Castle Crags we go. The days of rest help with the climb as we

Aug 6, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 14: Heatwave, Shasta, and Mile 1500

PCT Week 14: Heatwave, Shasta, and Mile 1500

Burney Falls It’s 100+ today and as you can imagine it’s impossible to hike. Luckily we are only 8 miles from Burney Falls, a perfect place to

Jul 26, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 13: Reaching Half Way, Lassen, and a Realization

PCT Week 13: Reaching Half Way, Lassen, and a Realization

Even more storms, Even more burn areas After a well taken zero in Quincy, Build-a-Bear and I head back into more burn area. Rain and thunderstorms

Jul 16, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 12: Sierra Buttes, Fire Zones, and Quincy

PCT Week 12: Sierra Buttes, Fire Zones, and Quincy

Last bit of snow (for now) Making my way out of Truckee, I reunite with Mountain Goat. It’s been quite a while since I last saw him, last time

Jul 8, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 11: Storms, Desolation Wilderness, Family

PCT Week 11: Storms, Desolation Wilderness, Family

Onwards to Tahoe With the High Sierra in the rear view, we’re off to the last of the Sierra Nevada region, Lake Tahoe. There is still plenty of

Jul 5, 2022 : Thomas Allie
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