PCT

My Simplified Resupply Strategy

My Simplified Resupply Strategy

Preparation plays an essential part in a thru-hike starting smoothly. Some preparation has proven to be fun and exciting: researching, purchasing and testing new gear, getting into top physical

Feb 20, 2018 : Curtis Murley
Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

I wasn't at my finest leaving Julian. There was a stitch in my side and saliva was turning to glue in my mouth. My feet were throbbing in shoes that...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

For some reason, arriving in Wrightwood flipped a switch for me. Mexico is right there, I started telling myself. Just don't get hurt, and you're there! I went about my errands in...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail

Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail

Anyone who thru-hikes can probably regurgitate information about their favorite food locations along the trail. Thru-hikes are, in their purest essence, jaunts from town to town to eat food.

Feb 12, 2018 : Silent Bob
Two Speed’s 2018 PCT NOBO Gear List: Hammock Edition

Two Speed’s 2018 PCT NOBO Gear List: Hammock Edition

I am set to head off into the sunset on March 25 at the Mexican border so in an effort to get my own act together  I put together my...

Feb 10, 2018 : Chris Guynn
What I’m Giving Up to Hike the PCT

What I’m Giving Up to Hike the PCT

I’m thru-hiking the PCT this year (going northbound starting March 25), and I'm still not entirely sure how to prepare my body and spirit for a six-month-long journey by foot...

Feb 8, 2018 : Janel Healy
A Broken Ankle, the Worst News, and a Triumphant Return to the PCT

A Broken Ankle, the Worst News, and a Triumphant Return to the PCT

As a thru-hiker we must learn to find comfort in the uncomfortable, to redefine mental barriers, and to overcome primal pains. It's in the job description. If you can learn...

Feb 5, 2018 : Bennett Fisher
2018 PCT Info Part II: Keeping Yourself and the PCT Healthy

2018 PCT Info Part II: Keeping Yourself and the PCT Healthy

This is Part II of our 2018 PCT Guide. Read Part I PCTA’s website has a very informative section for you and your point person at home regarding these situations....

Feb 2, 2018 : Amy
2018 PCT Info Part I: Permits, Closures, Sections, and More

2018 PCT Info Part I: Permits, Closures, Sections, and More

If you’re attempting a section hike or thru-hike of the PCT this year, you probably have some questions. Do I need a permit? How do I walk into Canada? What...

Jan 27, 2018 : Amy
Through the Mojave Heat as Mexico Looms Ahead

Through the Mojave Heat as Mexico Looms Ahead

I mentioned at the end of my first pack had taken a beating. I've had several fantastic customer service interactions with Osprey in the past. Let's just say I was...

Jan 25, 2018 : Righteous