Advice

Learning to Read the Landscape

Learning to Read the Landscape

Over the past decade, more and more thru-hikers have ditched maps and have instead opted for guides like Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook that stick to the highlights – water...

Aug 31, 2017 : Michael Dax
My PCT Thru-Hike Diet and Nutrition Plan

My PCT Thru-Hike Diet and Nutrition Plan

As it turns out, Oreos are not a superfood. One of the beautiful realities of thru-hiking is that you can eat literally whatever you want and either not gain weight, or...

Jun 29, 2017 : Zach
2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

The following is a guest post which originally appeared on the 1. Don't be limited by food How long is Mammoth to Sonora? 110-ish miles, right? Nope, not right now. You'll...

Jun 21, 2017 : Guest Post
The PCT in 2017: What Changed?

The PCT in 2017: What Changed?

A lot changes along the 2650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail every year.  Here are the updates I have come across. Trail Reopenings, Closures, and Adjustments Lake Fire and...

May 21, 2017 : Kevin Elens
The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
Things To Expect On A Thru-Hike

Things To Expect On A Thru-Hike

As I sit down to write this article, I’m flooded with memories from the trail. And to think, each hiker has as many memories as I do. This is about...

Apr 23, 2017 : Jamie Byarlay
Camera Basics To Learn Before You Hike

Camera Basics To Learn Before You Hike

If you're like me, a phone camera won't be enough for when you start your hike. With incredible views around every turn, chances are you'll invest in a higher quality...

Mar 28, 2017 : Juliana Chauncey
Last Minute Advice for PCT Thru Hikers

Last Minute Advice for PCT Thru Hikers

A thru hike is a once in a lifetime experience. It's special. It's a break from the normalcy of city life - an opportunity to find your soul and enjoy...

Mar 26, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
PCT California Section A:  A 107-Mile Intro to the Desert

PCT California Section A: A 107-Mile Intro to the Desert

At a glance: Mom's Pie House in Julian (Thanks!), the diversity of cacti north of Scissors Crossing, and Eagle Rock. Eagle Rock Terrain There are 12,790 feet of elevation gain...

Mar 3, 2017 : Kevin Elens
8 Reasons to Start a NOBO PCT Hike in March

8 Reasons to Start a NOBO PCT Hike in March

On April 4, 2016, my partner and I left the Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail full of wonder. We were excited for what the trail held in store...

Feb 20, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan