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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 won

Feb 20, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
“Adult” is a 5-Letter Word: Don’t Neglect These Things Before Your Hike

“Adult” is a 5-Letter Word: Don’t Neglect These Things Before Your Hike

Preparing for a thru hike can be lots of fun, but it's not all shakedown hikes and candy bar taste t

Feb 15, 2017 : Henry Slocum
What it’s Like to Leave a Loved One Behind to Hike the PCT

What it’s Like to Leave a Loved One Behind to Hike the PCT

A week away from the beginning of my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, the southern terminus and the Ca

Feb 10, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
When Ultralight is Too Light

When Ultralight is Too Light

PCT hikers are notorious for obsessing over their base weight. Thru-hikers might start the AT with t

Feb 10, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
Trail Wisdom: Sayings, Proverbs and Mantras

Trail Wisdom: Sayings, Proverbs and Mantras

If a thru hike does nothing else, it gives you a lot of time to think. On any given day my thoug

Feb 9, 2017 : Bug Juice
What They Don’t Tell You About Thru-Hiking the PCT

What They Don’t Tell You About Thru-Hiking the PCT

The following a guest post courtesy of 2016 PCT thru-hiker, "The Cloak of Chillness".  Have a story

Feb 2, 2017 : Guest Post
Wait! You’re telling me Mountain House isn’t ultralight?!?

Wait! You’re telling me Mountain House isn’t ultralight?!?

When buying ultralight gear thru hikers expect high performance for minimal weight. They should have

Jan 30, 2017 : Aaron Owens
How to Successfully Thru-Hike as a Couple

How to Successfully Thru-Hike as a Couple

For eight years I dreamt about my solo thru-hike of the PCT. I lost myself in thoughts of trail life

Jan 16, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

6 Inexpensive Essentials You Should Know About

We’re riding out the gray and gloomy days of winter, and sunshine and hiking season seem all too far

Jan 10, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
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. Last year, around this

Jan 4, 2017 : Maggie Wallace