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Caring For Tats, Dreads, And Piercings On The Trail

Caring For Tats, Dreads, And Piercings On The Trail

I'm sorry I've been a little AWAL. The last two weeks have been a little time  and energy consuming. It's been so cold here in Michigan that my 25-year-old car...

Jan 22, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
What Is The Real Reason People Don’t Finish The PCT?

What Is The Real Reason People Don’t Finish The PCT?

The numbers don't lie Planning to hike the PCT this year has probably consumed your life for the past few months. Heck, it might even be the most defining thing...

Jan 20, 2018 : Lee Welton
Oh Shasta, You Were My Greatest Teacher

Oh Shasta, You Were My Greatest Teacher

Have you ever been to Mt. Shasta in California? To a 17-year-old kid, it was the equivalent of Everest. This large mountain dwarfed everything around it and made every previous...

Jan 19, 2018 : Tyler Seutter
T-100 Days: Physical Preparation For The PCT

T-100 Days: Physical Preparation For The PCT

In exactly 100 days I begin my adventure. I’m aware that there is nothing I can do to truly prepare my body or mind for the intense and rigorous nature...

Jan 17, 2018 : Anna Smiley
Return To The PCT With A Vow To Slow Down, Enjoy The Moment

Return To The PCT With A Vow To Slow Down, Enjoy The Moment

Within a week of leaving the trail and saying goodbye to my friends at Burney Falls, I was back in Portland and employed at my former job as a bartender. ...

Jan 17, 2018 : Tommy Corey
Because I Choose To: Why I Am Hiking The PCT

Because I Choose To: Why I Am Hiking The PCT

When I tell people I'm off to California for six months to hike from Mexico to Canada, I invariably get one of two responses.   Half the people come back with...

Jan 16, 2018 : Smokebeard
Desert Test: Lessons And Gear That Saved Me

Desert Test: Lessons And Gear That Saved Me

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail has been on my bucket list for a few years, but to be honest, parts of it have me trembling in my boots. Since we...

Jan 16, 2018 : April and Jake
Leaving Our Cat Is The Hardest PCT Prep

Leaving Our Cat Is The Hardest PCT Prep

Our thru-hike start date is approaching… quickly. The sudden onset of the new year has made me realize that it’s time to really focus on our hike preparations. Snowshoeing on...

Jan 14, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

It was a hell of a jaw workout, but I wolfed down like five of those protein bars for lunch.  Summiting Whitney was thoroughly draining, but we still had about...

Jan 13, 2018 : Righteous
Extend Your PCT Adventure With These Hikes Near Vancouver

Extend Your PCT Adventure With These Hikes Near Vancouver

My boyfriend and I will be hiking the PCT this summer, ending in Manning Park. For many, this moment will mark a bittersweet end to a long journey, to be...

Jan 13, 2018 : Alice Zhang