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Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Today, I am sitting in Portland in a cushy Marriot waiting for the bleach on my scalp to do its job so I can go purple again. I asked the...

Jul 26, 2021 : Logan Roark
The Challenges Have Begun, The Trail has not

The Challenges Have Begun, The Trail has not

Now, I knew that wildfires and learning how to avoid them would be a significant piece of coming out here, but I didn’t think it would be a major source...

Jul 17, 2021 : Ellie B.
PCT SOBO: Harts Pass-Stevens Pass

PCT SOBO: Harts Pass-Stevens Pass

Some things feel just like old times on the AT. Most things feel completely new.   I can not think of many more groups of people in my life that...

Jul 11, 2021 : Logan Roark
PCT SOBO 2021 Harts Pass-Canada

PCT SOBO 2021 Harts Pass-Canada

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. I was reminded of this poem by Robert Frost time and time again in the last few days....

Jul 1, 2021 : Logan Roark
One Week til Go

One Week til Go

It's official. I have one week before standing at the trailhead at Hart's Pass. In a week I'll start walking 30 miles north to tag the Canadian border before turning...

Jul 1, 2021 : Rachel Crafford
Health is Wealth

Health is Wealth

Health is wealth; to be healthy is to be wealthy. Never take for granted the body you have. Stress can impair you.

Jun 30, 2021 : Janine
Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #1 | Introductions

Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #1 | Introductions

We are beyond thrilled to finally unveil our third season of Trail Correspondents presented by The Trek. For those new to the show, Trail Correspondents is a teleportation machine to...

Jun 1, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
Southbound Thru-Hikers: The Appalachian Trail Hiker Survey

Southbound Thru-Hikers: The Appalachian Trail Hiker Survey

Since I finished my Appalachian Trail (AT) thru-hike in 2014, I’ve been working with The Trek to survey thru-hikers each year. Most of the hikers who take our surveys are...

Jul 15, 2020 : Mariposa
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
A World of Pain: Sufferfest and the End

A World of Pain: Sufferfest and the End

From reading my blogs about this year's hike up to now, I realize that I might make this sound kind of easy. Well, this is going to be a complete...

Sep 30, 2019 : Erica Notini