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A Closure Rant

A Closure Rant

After talking to the Ranger in Tuolumne Meadows yesterday, we understood that we could take the bus down into the Valley and stay one night at the backpacker campground so...

Sep 23, 2021 : Morgan Balog
On Again, Off Again

On Again, Off Again

I had originally titled this post “Back on the PCT baby!” But that quickly needed to be changed when we received the news that the entire state of California is...

Sep 23, 2021 : Morgan Balog
Side Slice to Kennedy Meadows North

Side Slice to Kennedy Meadows North

We have to miss 700 miles because Northern California is closed. So we tried to make an adventure out of it, called a side slice, and visit the Coastal Redwoods...

Sep 23, 2021 : Morgan Balog
Last Stop in Oregon: Ashland

Last Stop in Oregon: Ashland

Only a few days from Mazama Village Store in Crater Lake to Ashland! I also walk through real smoke for the first time. Day 52 Miles: 26.5 We woke up...

Sep 23, 2021 : Morgan Balog
The Final Push (Days 140 to 148, White Pass to Stevens Pass)

The Final Push (Days 140 to 148, White Pass to Stevens Pass)

Hey there! It’s been a few weeks since I last posted an update from the trail. Spoiler alert – Mango and I reached the border on September 15th! The internet...

Sep 23, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Fires and Tendons and Bears

Fires and Tendons and Bears

A journey of 1000 miles will probably seem longer if it begins with plantar fasciitis. A few months before starting the PCT, I woke up one morning, took a few...

Sep 21, 2021 : Richard
Cold Toes, Wet Clothes, Full Hearts

Cold Toes, Wet Clothes, Full Hearts

Washington. I’m speechless. It is truly difficult for me to put into words the majestic beauty of this state. Only one word really comes to mind. Awe. Defined by the...

Sep 18, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From the loss of a journey to the exciting stages of a new hike, pandemic times are changing the process of planning a thruhike for potential hikers.

Sep 16, 2021 : Flower
Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

A lot has changed since I last posted, including the trail I’m hiking! I restarted at Sonora Pass as planned the day after my last post. Between the elevation change...

Sep 13, 2021 : Ellie B.
Southbound into Oregon

Southbound into Oregon

So many NOBOs told me, “you’ll love Oregon. It’s flat, and you’ll easily be able to get 30-35 mile days.”   Hmmm… I believed them.  I was thinking, “Score! I’ll...

Sep 7, 2021 : Janine