Completed Thru-Hikers

My Stubbornness may be my Downfall

My Stubbornness may be my Downfall

I was so grateful to get in and out of Seiad Valley before the fires started. I found the climb, SOBO, in the heat nonetheless, a bit grueling, but the...

Aug 14, 2022 : Janine
Something is wrong…

Something is wrong…

When I got on at Fish Lake (in S. OR), I felt great! Heading SOBO, towards NorCal. Yes, it was a repeat of some miles from last year, but good....

Aug 9, 2022 : Janine
The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

…and the journey wasn’t a straight line.  Allow me to share what the past 7 months have been like. In Dec of 2021, I “completed” the bulk of my PCT...

Aug 2, 2022 : Janine
Guess who’s back?

Guess who’s back?

It’s me, Janine; Sofa Queen, if you’ve met me on the trail.  I’m back! Apparently I couldn’t stay away.  Last year, I set out to complete a SOBO thru-hike of...

Jul 31, 2022 : Janine
Southbounding the PCT Part III: Environmental Truths

Southbounding the PCT Part III: Environmental Truths

Environmental factors can have a significant impact on how much you'll enjoy a hike. That's as true of day hikes as it is for thru-hikes. Sometimes it will feel like...

Jan 30, 2020 : Righteous
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
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
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 10 – October 16

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 10 – October 16

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

Oct 16, 2019 : Rachel S
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 3 – October 9

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

Oct 9, 2019 : Rachel S
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: September 26 – October 2

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: September 26 – October 2

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

Oct 2, 2019 : Rachel S