Hiker Intro

Confessions of a Soon-to-be SOBO Thru-Hiker

Confessions of a Soon-to-be SOBO Thru-Hiker

Who am I? I hate introductions so I’ll make this short. I’m Amie, 27 years old and originally from Kent in the United Kingdom - that’s right, I’ve been assigned...

Jun 25, 2018 : Amie Spring
On Choosing a Trail: When You Just Want to Hike

On Choosing a Trail: When You Just Want to Hike

Mother Knows Best My first thru-hike came about all because my mom, as mothers do, believes I am capable of anything. In the Spring of 2016, confronted with the quickly...

Jun 13, 2018 : Caitlin Doak
Decisions, Decisions. Some Easy, Some Hard

Decisions, Decisions. Some Easy, Some Hard

I’m leaving in less than 30 hours and still working through last-minute decisions. Some decisions were easy. Rain pants or rain kilt. No brainer. I’ve never had an opportunity to...

Jun 1, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Why I Waited Until After College to Thru-Hike

Why I Waited Until After College to Thru-Hike

A lot of people that I met in college took gap years or put off college for a fantastic adventure. I’m not one of those people. I set a goal,...

May 28, 2018 : Miranda Bailey-Russomano
Anticipation About the PCT While Eating Bagels

Anticipation About the PCT While Eating Bagels

“If you come at four in the afternoon, I'll begin to be happy by three.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince" I begin my hike on the PCT at...

May 23, 2018 : Marie Webster
Trail Mix with Your Favorite Nut (Uhhh, me)

Trail Mix with Your Favorite Nut (Uhhh, me)

In this pre-trail update, I will be talking about some of my worries and exactly why I will be thru-hiking the PCT. Ahh, nuts Delicious almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, walnuts...no,...

May 11, 2018 : Kyle Wicks
How We Ended Up on the PCT Together: Michelle’s Story

How We Ended Up on the PCT Together: Michelle’s Story

Hello, world! My name is Michelle. I’m an occupational therapist from a small town in southern Illinois. I lived in Nashville, Tenn., for five years before making the decision to...

May 10, 2018 : Nolan and Michelle
How We Ended Up on the PCT Together: Nolan’s Story

How We Ended Up on the PCT Together: Nolan’s Story

Being from the Midwest, hiking wasn’t something I grew up doing. Sure, I had gone on a couple weekend trips to some national forests when I was in Scouts, however...

May 10, 2018 : Nolan and Michelle
Finding Solace in Nature

Finding Solace in Nature

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone... I firmly believe that nature brings solace in...

Apr 12, 2018 : Brittney Heath
Why Am I Hiking? For Simplicity and Freedom

Why Am I Hiking? For Simplicity and Freedom

"Why are you hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?" This is the golden question for thru-hikers, but ironically one that is hard to answer (at least for me).  I have noticed...

Apr 10, 2018 : Jennifer Mabus