10 Motivational Quotes from the Pacific Crest Trail

Not every day on the Pacific Crest Trail is easy.

Some days you will be uncomfortable, tired, in pain, dehydrated, freezing cold or just plain bored. You will of course experience some of the best times of your life on the trail, but this inevitably goes hand in hand with some extreme lows. In these moments you may find yourself severely lacking in motivation to keep going.

While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and since returning to the UK, a lot of people have told me that they found my 2650 mile walk to raise money and awareness for mental illness was very inspiring.

I read a lot of books and blogs by people who have done incredibly inspiring things and I am a sucker for a good motivational quote. This got me thinking – if I’m such a source of inspiration then why aren’t people quoting me?

I’ve been reminiscing and looking back through my old PCT blog posts and I’ve decided to turn some of my thoughts from the trail into motivational quotes.  Hopefully this will inspire some of you to get out there and do the incredible things you’ve always dreamed of doing but never found the drive to do so.

So here is some inspiration from the mind of me, Charlie Knight, about some of the various challenges you will face on your thru-hike.

Pushing your limits

Motivational Quotes
Stehekin to Manning Park

 

Motivational Quotes
Lone Pine to Independence

 

Being ill on trail

Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes
Etna to Ashland

 

Motivational Quotes
Independence to Tuolumne Meadows

 

Timberline Lodge breakfast buffet

Motivational Quotes
Timberline Lodge to Cascade Locks

 

Mountain lion encounters

Motivational Quotes
Sierra City to Burney

 

Big Lake Youth Camp

Motivational Quotes
Shelter Cove to Timberline Lodge

 

Using microspikes

Motivational Quotes
Independence to Tuolumne Meadows

 

Mosquitoes

Motivational Quotes
Tuolumne Meadows to Sierra City

 

Not sure about this one …

Motivational Quotes
Shelter Cove to Timberline Lodge

I hope I have inspired you to get out there and follow your dreams! Please share this with all your friends.

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Comments 2

  • Rebecca : Jan 23rd

    Charlie, thank you for that post, I think humor is the best way to face an adventure like this. Doing the AT this year and really can’t wait for all the funny moments nature will provide me with

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    • Charlie Knight : Jan 23rd

      Thanks Rebecca! I agree – so many little things went wrong but these things just make for a much better story and a much more eventful adventure. Good luck with the AT next year!

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