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How To Score a PCT Long-distance Permit

How To Score a PCT Long-distance Permit

It's that time of year again. The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) will open the PCT Long-distance Permit application on Tuesday, November 15th at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. In the...

Oct 17, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Week 17: Mile 2000, Fire Closures, and Returning Home

Week 17: Mile 2000, Fire Closures, and Returning Home

Three Sisters Wilderness Now reunited with old friends, we all continue forward together. As much as I do like the solo hiking, it's fun being around other hikers. We're now...

Oct 14, 2022 : Thomas Allie
Can a Short Thru-Hike Really Prepare You For a Long One?

Can a Short Thru-Hike Really Prepare You For a Long One?

In 2021, I thru-hiked the Long Trail (LT), intending to decide whether I would want to hike a longer trail like the AT someday. Like many people tackling comparatively short...

Oct 13, 2022 : Brian Garner
8 Reasons I Chose the PCT Over the AT for My First Big Thru-Hike

8 Reasons I Chose the PCT Over the AT for My First Big Thru-Hike

"You're from the East Coast? Why the PCT and not the AT, then?" I should've seen this one coming, I know. But the first time I was asked this question...

Oct 12, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
5 of the Best Backpacking Trips in Olympic National Park

5 of the Best Backpacking Trips in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is a hiker’s dream destination. How many other places in the United States can you hike from the white sand beaches of the Pacific Ocean, through an...

Oct 12, 2022 : Kelly Floro
PCT Week 16: Southern Oregon, Lake Resorts and Swarming Mosquitoes

PCT Week 16: Southern Oregon, Lake Resorts and Swarming Mosquitoes

Southern Oregon After some extra time in Ashland, Oregon waiting out the heat, were off! Southern Oregon awaits and it's exciting being in a new state. It's refreshing being somewhere...

Oct 8, 2022 : Thomas Allie
The Ultimate Guide to Cowboy Camping

The Ultimate Guide to Cowboy Camping

It’s that magical time of the year again: cowboy camping season. The desert is cooling off and hikers are heading out on the Arizona Trail or finishing off Continental Divide...

Oct 6, 2022 : Eloise Robbins
9 AT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

9 AT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

We polled our '22 AT Bloggers to see what they learned over the course of their journey from Georgia to Maine. Read on to see what these nine thru-hikers had...

Oct 5, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Modifying your Gear List for High Routes and Off Trail Hikes

Modifying your Gear List for High Routes and Off Trail Hikes

Many thru-hikers find themselves financially depleted after tackling a six-month long trail and are relegated back to a desk job with only two or three weeks of vacation a year...

Oct 5, 2022 : GPS
A Cautionary Tale of Statins, Thru-Hiking, and Rhabdomyolysis

A Cautionary Tale of Statins, Thru-Hiking, and Rhabdomyolysis

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Sep 30, 2022 : Guest Post