Vanessa Dodd

April 2020 I will start my PCT NOBO thru-hike at the age of 50! I am from Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia. I am a wife and a mother to a 10 year old daughter. I served 20 years in the Royal Australian Navy. Lived as an expat in 4 countries. Solo cycled countries and my longest e2e hike is the Overland Track. With my families support, I will travel to the other side of the world and embark on the greatest adventure of my life, thru hiking the PCT. Join me on YouTube VanessaDoddoutandwithness. Happy Trails...

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My To-Do List Before Hitting the Trail

My To-Do List Before Hitting the Trail

Congratulations on the decision to thru-hike one of the great long-distance trails in the United States of America, the Pacific Crest Trail. That was

Feb 19, 2019 : Vanessa Dodd
The Waiting Room for PCT NOBO Permits

The Waiting Room for PCT NOBO Permits

On Sept. 29, 2018, the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) announced details for obtaining permits for the 2019 thru-hiking season, especially for

Nov 16, 2018 : Vanessa Dodd
You Want to Hike, But Have a Family, Responsibilities

You Want to Hike, But Have a Family, Responsibilities

This is me, and probably many of you reading this. To put it into perspective, I haven’t just left school and going into a gap year and I’m not

Nov 4, 2018 : Vanessa Dodd