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[Book Review] Barney Scout Mann’s PCT Memoir Among the Best of the Genre

[Book Review] Barney Scout Mann’s PCT Memoir Among the Best of the Genre

Barney Scout Mann is so ingrained in trail culture that there aren’t quotation marks around his trail name on the cover of his remarkable new memoir, Journeys North: The Pacific...

Aug 27, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Essential Considerations for International Backpacking

Essential Considerations for International Backpacking

Editor's note: This story was written prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 and therefore does not touch upon pandemic specific considerations.  You are strongly encouraged to do your own research

Aug 18, 2020 : Bethany Hughes
My PCT Thru-Hike: By the Numbers

My PCT Thru-Hike: By the Numbers

If there's ever been a thru-hike number or statistic you've been curious about, you've come to the right place. Every number and calculation from beers per mile to the number...

Aug 13, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Breaking the Silence, from NOBO to NOGO

Breaking the Silence, from NOBO to NOGO

Reality Setting In It has been months since I was supposed to start my northbound Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. I never made any official announcements because part of me did...

Aug 5, 2020 : Kevin Neft
Excerpt: A Good Place for Maniacs – Dispatches from the Pacific Crest Trail

Excerpt: A Good Place for Maniacs – Dispatches from the Pacific Crest Trail

The following is an excerpt of A Good Place for Maniacs: Dispatches from the Pacific Crest Trail, by Chuck "Stoic" McKeever, who completed the PCT in 2016.  After another brief struggle with

Jul 24, 2020 : Chuck McKeever
Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The disappointing start to the 2020...

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy
Leaving the PCT Because of COVID-19: A Day-by-Day Breakdown

Leaving the PCT Because of COVID-19: A Day-by-Day Breakdown

A few weeks ago I decided to quit the PCT because of COVID-19. It sucks, but I’m one of the lucky ones. I still have a home, a job, and...

Apr 14, 2020 : Kelly Floro
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