Advice

Week 18: Washington Heat Waves, More Fires and Goat Rocks!

Week 18: Washington Heat Waves, More Fires and Goat Rocks!

Entering Washington An extra half day is taken in Cascade Locks, Oregon. It's the start of a heat wave so we'll set out later in the evening. Most of our...

Oct 24, 2022 : Thomas Allie
How To Score a PCT Long-distance Permit

How To Score a PCT Long-distance Permit

It's that time of year again. The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) will open the PCT Long-distance Permit application on Tuesday, November 15th at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. In the...

Oct 17, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Week 17: Mile 2000, Fire Closures, and Returning Home

Week 17: Mile 2000, Fire Closures, and Returning Home

Three Sisters Wilderness Now reunited with old friends, we all continue forward together. As much as I do like the solo hiking, it's fun being around other hikers. We're now...

Oct 14, 2022 : Thomas Allie
8 Reasons I Chose the PCT Over the AT for My First Big Thru-Hike

8 Reasons I Chose the PCT Over the AT for My First Big Thru-Hike

"You're from the East Coast? Why the PCT and not the AT, then?" I should've seen this one coming, I know. But the first time I was asked this question...

Oct 12, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
PCT Week 16: Southern Oregon, Lake Resorts and Swarming Mosquitoes

PCT Week 16: Southern Oregon, Lake Resorts and Swarming Mosquitoes

Southern Oregon After some extra time in Ashland, Oregon waiting out the heat, were off! Southern Oregon awaits and it's exciting being in a new state. It's refreshing being somewhere...

Oct 8, 2022 : Thomas Allie
The Ultimate Guide to Cowboy Camping

The Ultimate Guide to Cowboy Camping

It’s that magical time of the year again: cowboy camping season. The desert is cooling off and hikers are heading out on the Arizona Trail or finishing off Continental Divide...

Oct 6, 2022 : Eloise Robbins
8 PCT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

8 PCT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

As it turns out, walking over 2,600 miles can give someone more than enough time to think about—well, a lot of things! Our PCT Class of 2022 Bloggers spent part...

Sep 29, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Guide

Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Guide

It’s that time again: time for this year’s PCT class to plan their resupply. In 2016 around this time, I was dehydrating apples and beef in a panic, flipping through...

Sep 20, 2022 : Maggie Wallace
A Short & Sweet Introduction to Picking Edible Berries Along the PCT

A Short & Sweet Introduction to Picking Edible Berries Along the PCT

The west becomes a movable feast in the summer, when the mountains aren't just alive with wildflowers and fauna, but when the nature also becomes EDIBLE. The PCT corridor's beloved...

Aug 10, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell
PCT Week 13: Reaching Half Way, Lassen, and a Realization

PCT Week 13: Reaching Half Way, Lassen, and a Realization

Even more storms, Even more burn areas After a well taken zero in Quincy, Build-a-Bear and I head back into more burn area. Rain and thunderstorms are expected so we...

Jul 16, 2022 : Thomas Allie