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Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

(Updated 2:41 p.m. ET, March 19) On March 11, Barney and Sandy Mann—aka Scout and Frodo—sent an email notifying hikers who had signed up for their hostel and shuttling service...

Mar 13, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

How to Pack a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

So you’ve got all this gear ready to go… but now what? While out backpacking, everything that you need is carried on your back, in this pack. You’ll pack and...

Feb 18, 2020 : Effie Drew
Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part II

Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part II

These thru-hikers will be discussing hiking as a couple, trusting your gut, and meeting Lil Sabastian on-trail!

Feb 12, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
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
Going with the Flow: How to Tackle River Crossings Safely

Going with the Flow: How to Tackle River Crossings Safely

Fast flowing rivers are among the most dangerous hazards that hikers regularly negotiate in the backcountry. This post outlines the tactics and techniques to more safely cross swollen creeks and...

Jan 20, 2020 : Zacc Larkin
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
Southbounding the PCT Part I: Who, How, and Why

Southbounding the PCT Part I: Who, How, and Why

"Oh, you're going the opposite way!" O RLY? I can't tell you how much this phrase began to grate on my nerves over the 2,650-mile trip from Canada to Mexico....

Jan 8, 2020 : Righteous
How to Get to the PCT Southern Terminus

How to Get to the PCT Southern Terminus

Getting to the PCT Southern Terminus from San Diego is not hard to do, either by public transit or by using established trail angels in the San Diego area.

Dec 29, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know II: Section Breakdown and Trail Resources

Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know II: Section Breakdown and Trail Resources

In the first section of "Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know" we broke down the basics about gear, permits, and terminus navigation. But believe it or not, there's still a...

Dec 12, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

Being a 2020 PCT hiker means you're going to have to do some research. There are plenty of questions you'll spend hours thinking about before you ever take your first...

Dec 9, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer