PCT

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
Southbounding the PCT Part I: Who, How, and Why

Southbounding the PCT Part I: Who, How, and Why

"Oh, you're going the opposite way!" O RLY? I can't tell you how much this phrase began to grate on my nerves over the 2,650-mile trip from Canada to Mexico....

Jan 8, 2020 : Righteous
Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know II: Section Breakdown and Trail Resources

Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know II: Section Breakdown and Trail Resources

In the first section of "Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know" we broke down the basics about gear, permits, and terminus navigation. But believe it or not, there's still a...

Dec 12, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

Being a 2020 PCT hiker means you're going to have to do some research. There are plenty of questions you'll spend hours thinking about before you ever take your first...

Dec 9, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Why I’m not Hiking the Te Araroa Trail

Why I’m not Hiking the Te Araroa Trail

Or the why I chose the Pacific Crest Trail.  I have gotten the question many times over, with being in New Zealand. “Why aren’t hiking the Te Araroa (TA)?” The...

Dec 7, 2019 : Kevin Neft
Resupply Strategy – Food on the Trail

Resupply Strategy – Food on the Trail

Planning your resupply boxes for a thru-hike can seem overwhelming. I had a simple approach and I am going to tell you (post-trail) what worked for me and what didn’t.

Dec 6, 2019 : Laura Garcia
Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Sustained by more than half a century of vigorous growth, outdoor recreation has become one of the largest economic sectors of the American economy. Hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, water

Nov 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – November 13

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – November 13

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Nov 17, 2019 : Rachel S
I Have a Start Date; It’s Time to Panic (More)

I Have a Start Date; It’s Time to Panic (More)

Another Step Toward the Trail I'm a compulsive planner. I have spreadsheets; like, a lot of spreadsheets with information related to almost everything in my life, including my upcoming thru-hike.

Nov 7, 2019 : Bob Taylor