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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
Feet! Between you and the Ground

Feet! Between you and the Ground

Treat them well! Above the Maine wilderness I take off my shoes, wring out my socks, and bring my toes out for some sunlight. When I woke that morning my...

Mar 27, 2017 : Sam Getchell
Q&A with DoubleTap: PCT Trail Angel / Water Report Maintainer

Q&A with DoubleTap: PCT Trail Angel / Water Report Maintainer

I thought I’d do something a little different for this blog post and do a Q & A with Matt Parker, aka DoubleTap, one of the many PCT Trail Angels....

Mar 26, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Greetings from Campo!

Greetings from Campo!

What an emotional day! Putting on the clothes that I plan to wear day after day for the next several months was the first reality check of the day. Dropping...

Mar 25, 2017 : Aaron Owens
PCT Gear Essentials (According To Kids)

PCT Gear Essentials (According To Kids)

In less than one month I’ll be flying from Boston to San Diego to begin my hike north from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. My gear setup...

Mar 25, 2017 : Maya Macdonald
Go West Young Man: An Introduction

Go West Young Man: An Introduction

Standing in the road in Connecticut, AT 2015. Thru Hiker Ethos Each day is different, never will you step over your own footprints on these long walks. Each step is a...

Mar 25, 2017 : Sam Getchell
The Weight of my Fear

The Weight of my Fear

I‘ve heard that we carry our fear as weight. I don’t remember where I first saw or heard this, but most recently I read it on an Instagram post by...

Mar 23, 2017 : Annette
Dear Mom & Dad (7 Reasons I’m Sorry)

Dear Mom & Dad (7 Reasons I’m Sorry)

We may be undertaking a physical and psychological feat of enormous measure, but let’s not forget about those behind the scenes. Those back home who will be cheering us on,...

Mar 22, 2017 : Abby Rachwalski
Tales from the Trail: Hiker Videos Volume II

Tales from the Trail: Hiker Videos Volume II

Welcome to our second installment of Tales From the Trail, where we post straight-from-the-trail (or pre-trail...) video updates from our 2017 bloggers. This week we get a new crew of thru-hiker

Mar 22, 2017 : The Editors
My Thru-Hiking Vows

My Thru-Hiking Vows

Why am I going on this hike? Why aren't others? When Abby told me she was thinking about hiking the PCT last summer, my first reaction was that I wanted...

Mar 22, 2017 : Leila Pike