PCT

My To-Do List Before Hitting the Trail

My To-Do List Before Hitting the Trail

Congratulations on the decision to thru-hike one of the great long-distance trails in the United States of America, the Pacific Crest Trail. That was the easy part, the decision. You...

Feb 19, 2019 : Vanessa Dodd
Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Every year the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) receives thousands of hikers, adventurers, and nature seekers from all over the world. Along its 2,650-mile length stretching from Canada to Mexico, the...

Feb 18, 2019 : Kenny Howell
PCT Training on the Te Araroa

PCT Training on the Te Araroa

In November I put into motion the grand plan for my sabbatical year off work. The dream was the PCT in April, but with an entire year off work I...

Jan 30, 2019 : Kez
Why You Should Send Resupply Boxes

Why You Should Send Resupply Boxes

There are a lot of scenarios when it comes to resupply on a long trail, but it's not just about food and gear. Create a Vision Resupply boxes are a...

Jan 27, 2019 : Poppy Pai
PCT 2019.  The Adventure Begins

PCT 2019. The Adventure Begins

I will now go into all my feelings and thoughts of why I have decided to take this trip of  hiking 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada.  It has been...

Dec 25, 2018 : Terry
My Plan for Staying Healthy so I Can Make It to Canada

My Plan for Staying Healthy so I Can Make It to Canada

Getting ready to set out on a 2,650 mile hike would be a little intimidating to anyone. Add in my mature status, my seven leg surgeries, and my Hashimoto's (thyroid...

Dec 12, 2018 : Poppy Pai
The Anatomy of Post-Trail Depression

The Anatomy of Post-Trail Depression

I didn't expect it. At first, civilization was a welcome respite from hiking in snow, ice, and smoke.  Hot meals and warm showers galore. Not stinking all the time. Wearing—gasp!—mascara....

Dec 10, 2018 : Aurora Smedley
Does There Have to be a Good Reason for Hiking the PCT?

Does There Have to be a Good Reason for Hiking the PCT?

Everyone asks, "Why are you hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?" Here are just a few reasons. I'm sure that I could come up with more. I don't know if there...

Dec 8, 2018 : Poppy Pai
Why I’ll be Hiking My Own Hike

Why I’ll be Hiking My Own Hike

My trail goals: Let's start by saying I'm not a purist. If my foot doesn't touch every accessible inch of the PCT, I'm OK with that. My goal is to...

Dec 2, 2018 : Poppy Pai
Train for the PCT by Hiking 1,800 Miles on the Te Araroa

Train for the PCT by Hiking 1,800 Miles on the Te Araroa

Most people train for the PCT by doing day hikes or a short multiday hike. I, on the other hand, plan to train for the PCT by doing 1,800 miles...

Nov 9, 2018 : Kez