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Can a Thru-Hike Change You Even Before You Hike?

Can a Thru-Hike Change You Even Before You Hike?

I think most of us can agree that most thru-hikers experience some positive effects after their hike. A sense of confidence that they can accomplish anything. An appreciation of simpler...

Nov 21, 2019 : Lance Goehring
My Journey from Polo to YOLO

My Journey from Polo to YOLO

Change #1 It was senior year of high school, Lil Wayne was blaring through the speakers of my Chevy HHR as I drove to my private Christian school. Something was...

Nov 18, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
PCT-Inspired Playlists

PCT-Inspired Playlists

A few years ago, I was passing through Death Valley in late January. While I was at the visitors center, I asked the ranger about trail conditions on Wildrose Peak....

Nov 18, 2019 : Richard Humphreys
Pride is the Heaviest Thing You Don’t Know You’re Carrying

Pride is the Heaviest Thing You Don’t Know You’re Carrying

My pack was too heavy. My midsection was too puffy. But what happens when the heaviest thing you're carrying with you on a thru-hike is your pride?

Nov 18, 2019 : Sarah Rogers
Why I’m Hiking the PCT in 2020

Why I’m Hiking the PCT in 2020

The first question that every aspiring thru-hiker gets (usually after an uncomfortable pause) is, "Why?" So, here it is---my why. To Learn to Let Others Help I like to think...

Nov 17, 2019 : Stephanie Grace
Trail Magic on Permit Day and My Official Start Date

Trail Magic on Permit Day and My Official Start Date

There I lay, wide awake at 4 a.m., still two and a half hours until the permit process started. Sleep did not come easy, if at all, the night before....

Nov 16, 2019 : Kevin Neft
Kennedy Meadows South to Casa De Luna: In Which I Try to Get Caught Up on Blogging

Kennedy Meadows South to Casa De Luna: In Which I Try to Get Caught Up on Blogging

If I had to describe my PCT experience in one word, I'd probably say humbling. I wouldn't say I went in overly cocky or arrogant, but I certainly didn't come...

Nov 13, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
My Name Is Emily, and I Am a Closet Hiker Trash

My Name Is Emily, and I Am a Closet Hiker Trash

Coming Out I find myself envious of those who are able to post screenshots of their permit approvals on their social media accounts. As of now this is my only...

Nov 10, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
Thru-Hikers: Are We Selfish?

Thru-Hikers: Are We Selfish?

Thru-Hiker explores selfish motives of PCT attempt.

Nov 9, 2019 : Shannon Quadres
The Hike Has Already Begun; Road to the PCT

The Hike Has Already Begun; Road to the PCT

To the salesman at Walmart who lured me in to ask how much I currently pay for internet, I am simply a liar, insane, a cotton-headed ninny muggins? He asked...

Nov 7, 2019 : Emily and Parkes