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Trail Days: Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows

Trail Days: Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows

Reality Hits The trail family and I spent a day at the wee vill market before our evening departure of the LA Aqueduct. This stretch of trail is notoriously hot...

Jun 9, 2024 : Emma Lawson
Week 4: Heat wave + night hiking

Week 4: Heat wave + night hiking

Day 22 | Mile 380.5-406.6 The highlights of today were the Mt Williamson summit (which was pretty but not really worth the extra mile since there were similarly amazing views...

Jun 9, 2024 : Eva
On Rivers, And What We Can Learn From Them

On Rivers, And What We Can Learn From Them

In the High Sierra at the end of May I spent a lot of time considering water. Not in the same way I had to in the desert, where water...

Jun 8, 2024 : Reyna S
The False Start Mindset: Resilience in the Face of Injury

The False Start Mindset: Resilience in the Face of Injury

Trigger Warning: Pictures of my Feet Starting on the Pacific Crest Trail Sean and I started our thru-hike on Tuesday May 14th, excited after a wonderful evening at Scout and...

Jun 8, 2024 : Aidan
Final steps in the Southern California section (Miles 267-702)

Final steps in the Southern California section (Miles 267-702)

Adjusting to life on the trail came easier than getting used to my trail name. "Sprinkles, what do you think?" someone would ask, and I'd think, Sprinkles?? Oh wait, that's...

Jun 8, 2024 : Sifre van Teeffelen
Big Bear, and a Big Bear!

Big Bear, and a Big Bear!

After a few more days rest, the trail was calling my name, so as soon as my ankle felt strong enough again, I headed up into the high elevation pine...

Jun 8, 2024 : Becky Wandell
Southern California Wrap-Up & Stats

Southern California Wrap-Up & Stats

Surprise!  I finished the desert portion of the PCT! A beautiful lupine, one of many in the later portion of Southern California. I apologize for not keeping up to date...

Jun 8, 2024 : Elizabeth Brentano
The Trail is Broken

The Trail is Broken

Fearmongering Upon arriving in Idyllwild, we found ourselves chased by bad weather, compelling our group to seek refuge for a couple of days. This respite was necessary before embarking on...

Jun 7, 2024 : Atlas: The Tree Stomper
Adventures on the Oregon Coast Trail

Adventures on the Oregon Coast Trail

From the PCT to the OCT: A group of us decided to take time to hike the Oregon Coast Trail to allow time for the Sierras to clear up a...

Jun 6, 2024 : Erik Collins
Cajon Pass McDonalds Causes Spontaneous McSharts

Cajon Pass McDonalds Causes Spontaneous McSharts

I knew things were going to go downhill after my order number was 666 at the Cajon Pass McDonald’s. But I didn’t know quite how downhill. Until… The Cursed Creek...

Jun 5, 2024 : Abby Evans