PCT

Second Chance Hiker

Second Chance Hiker

Long distance hiking is hard enough when you're a little overweight. Hard, but not impossible. After all, look at how many people use thru hiking as a way to do...

Apr 18, 2019 : Gary Sizer
A Day in the PCT Life

A Day in the PCT Life

A Southern California desert sunrise is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. On this particular morning I’m in a valley, and as I begin packing up my tent,...

Apr 16, 2019 : Jesse Koklas
His and Hers PCT Gear List

His and Hers PCT Gear List

April 18 is only a few days away, which means that we are only a few days away from starting the PCT! We thought we’d jump on here to share...

Apr 14, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft & Michael Ivey
Mental Toughness & The Good

Mental Toughness & The Good

From my first day to today, my sixth day, a lot has changed. Every day I’ve felt myself getting stronger, getting accustomed to carrying my life on my back. I’ve...

Apr 11, 2019 : Jesse Koklas
One-Quarter of Us Will Finish, or Less; The First Day of My PCT Thru-Hike

One-Quarter of Us Will Finish, or Less; The First Day of My PCT Thru-Hike

The Pacific Crest Trail is one of extremes. Extreme weather, extreme terrain, extreme beauty, and extreme kindness. Each day I’ve had to push myself mentally and physically to meet my...

Apr 9, 2019 : Jesse Koklas
Hail and Rain: Warner Springs to Paradise Valley Cafe

Hail and Rain: Warner Springs to Paradise Valley Cafe

Miles 109.5 - 151.8 The trail crosses Agua Caliente Creek several times just after Warner Springs. It's a sunny day and it's nice to take off my shoes and soak...

Apr 9, 2019 : Poppy Pai
I Love Cows: Scissors Crossing to Warner Springs

I Love Cows: Scissors Crossing to Warner Springs

Miles 77.3 to 109.5 The sun was shining bright, which was perfect for an early start. Ghost (an awesome trail angel) showed up at Stagecoach RV park as we were...

Apr 8, 2019 : Poppy Pai
Self-Worth, Serenity, and a Celebration of Life; Why I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Self-Worth, Serenity, and a Celebration of Life; Why I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

“Why?” Every time I tell someone that I’m leaving a great job, and a life that I love, to hike 2,650 miles, from Mexico to Canada, with little to no...

Apr 7, 2019 : Matthew
All The Luck: Mount Laguna to Scissors Crossing

All The Luck: Mount Laguna to Scissors Crossing

Miles 41.5 to 77.3 Leaving Mount Laguna was a snowy mess. The storm had passed but the sky kept turning sullen and then sunny, eventually just back to a foggy...

Apr 3, 2019 : Poppy Pai
The PCT Arrives Front and Center in This Hiker’s Life

The PCT Arrives Front and Center in This Hiker’s Life

I didn’t have a plan for life when I got done with the AT in 1977. Bad move on my part. The AT was as far as my planning ever...

Apr 1, 2019 : Beerman