Completed Thru-Hikers

Encountering a Thru-Hiker in Its Native Environment, the Natives Are Curious and They Have Questions

Encountering a Thru-Hiker in Its Native Environment, the Natives Are Curious and They Have Questions

No Need to Approach with Caution As mentioned in

Mar 5, 2018 : Kimberly Ronin Huber
Understanding the PCT Permit System, and Why it Matters

Understanding the PCT Permit System, and Why it Matters

It was a scorching summer day in Southern California. I was taking a break underneath a large tree, elevating my feet to provide my poor extremities some sweet relief. A...

Feb 26, 2018 : Brooke Eller
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
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
Nostalgia Already

Nostalgia Already

It’s been less than a month since I rejoined civilization after completing my thru-hike of the PCT this year. It’s warmer here, but life is a lot more predictable. Security...

Oct 21, 2017 : Abby King
My PCT B(ack)log

My PCT B(ack)log

I owe you an apology. I set out really determined to not get behind on this project. I know that some of you are here trying to figure out where...

Oct 17, 2017 : Righteous
8 Reasons to Start a NOBO PCT Hike in March

8 Reasons to Start a NOBO PCT Hike in March

On April 4, 2016, my partner and I left the Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail full of wonder. We were excited for what the trail held in store...

Feb 20, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
When Ultralight is Too Light

When Ultralight is Too Light

PCT hikers are notorious for obsessing over their base weight. Thru-hikers might start the AT with two camp chairs and a thermos strapped to their pack, but PCT hikers look...

Feb 10, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
Brushes, Boots, and Backpack: Paintings from The PCT (Plus a Giveaway!)

Brushes, Boots, and Backpack: Paintings from The PCT (Plus a Giveaway!)

Many people on the PCT head into the wilderness with the intentions of keeping a journal, getting in touch with the real “them”, or making big miles. I am here...

Jan 15, 2017 : Lindsey Fox
Congratulations to These 2016 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (11.22.16 Edition)

Congratulations to These 2016 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (11.22.16 Edition)

Oh. Snap.  As you probably know, we do our best 'round these parts to shine a spotlight on the

Nov 22, 2016 : Zach