PCT

They Stole My Gear but not My Community

They Stole My Gear but not My Community

Hi. My name is Kaitlin and my PCT dream was stolen. And I know what the first thing that pops in your mind when reading that statement is---you and thousands...

Mar 29, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Messages on Trail: May All Your Sharpies Explode

Messages on Trail: May All Your Sharpies Explode

Trail Communication Styles So, you are on trail, you want to make yourself known. Whether you need to communicate to your tramily about where you are, want to make your...

Mar 17, 2020 : Taogoi
Preparing for the Physical Challenges of the PCT

Preparing for the Physical Challenges of the PCT

Only about twenty percent of those who start a Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hike complete the journey. I had to do everything possible physically before getting on the trail to ensure...

Mar 14, 2020 : Old Man and the PCT
Onto the next one!

Onto the next one!

In just over a month, I'll be at this trail head, setting off on the Pacific Crest Trail! I want to Triple Crown, so I'll be attempting my second of...

Feb 22, 2020 : Emma Rosenfield
Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT Is Closing

Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT Is Closing

2020 is shaping up to be a year of big changes in the PCT trail angel community. Following announcements from Hiker Heaven, Casa de Luna, and Scout and Frodo, yesterday,...

Feb 19, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

So you’ve got all this gear ready to go… but now what? While out backpacking, everything that you need is carried on your back, in this pack. You’ll pack and...

Feb 18, 2020 : Effie Drew
The PCT Is Calling – My Dog, That Is

The PCT Is Calling – My Dog, That Is

What About Fido?  I am helpless and ridiculously in love with my rescued, and slightly feral, puppy dawned Dingo. She is a one-year-old German Shepherd - Aussie Cattle mix who...

Feb 16, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Southbounding the PCT Part III: Environmental Truths

Southbounding the PCT Part III: Environmental Truths

Environmental factors can have a significant impact on how much you'll enjoy a hike. That's as true of day hikes as it is for thru-hikes. Sometimes it will feel like...

Jan 30, 2020 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

For Part Two, I asked fellow SOBOs their start and finish dates, what they liked about the schedule, and what about it was difficult. To close it out, we touch...

Jan 15, 2020 : Righteous
How to Train for a Thru-Hike while Working that Cubicle Life

How to Train for a Thru-Hike while Working that Cubicle Life

You can't. Let’s be honest. There is no way you can physically train your body to endure the amount of strain you will put yourself through in a few short...

Jan 8, 2020 : Emily and Parkes