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From Tracks to Trails: Leaving the Railroad to Hike the PCT

From Tracks to Trails: Leaving the Railroad to Hike the PCT

First things first. Did you say railroad? Yup, that's right, the railroad. I took the job right after college, and over the past seven years I experienced life from the...

Apr 17, 2019 : Blaine Hoppenrath
40 Days, 40 Nights

40 Days, 40 Nights

Has it really been that long? As I post this, I’m still contemplating my next move. Only 75 miles through the Angeles National Forest and down to the Mojave Desert....

Apr 17, 2019 : Trail Pope SANTi I AKA Yuengling
My PCT Dreams and Why I’m No Longer Hiking

My PCT Dreams and Why I’m No Longer Hiking

I planned to start hiking the PCT on April 18 (my birthday), but now I can’t. PCT Dreams I’ve spent a lot of the last two years dreaming about the...

Apr 17, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft & Michael Ivey
Pre-Trail Jitters Are Real

Pre-Trail Jitters Are Real

Countdown: 18 days until go time. May 5 is fast approaching, my friends. The pre-trail jitters have gotten pretty intense lately as I wait out these final days of normalcy....

Apr 17, 2019 : Alexandria Cantrell
A Day in the PCT Life

A Day in the PCT Life

A Southern California desert sunrise is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. On this particular morning I’m in a valley, and as I begin packing up my tent,...

Apr 16, 2019 : Jesse Koklas
Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

After doing a couple of shakedown hikes (the most helpful being the Skyway Loop in Alabama), I've realized why they are so important as prep for a Pacific Crest Trail...

Apr 16, 2019 : Elise Ott
Training Hikes, the Police, and a Surprise Thru-Hiker

Training Hikes, the Police, and a Surprise Thru-Hiker

I was minding my own business, busting my tail up a giant hill in my parents’ neighborhood outside of Asheville, NC. I had just moved back from living and working...

Apr 16, 2019 : Daya
No, Really. You Really Need the Clown Shoes.

No, Really. You Really Need the Clown Shoes.

Day Eight: 21.5 At 5 a.m. my first alarm sounds and I snooze it, knowing I need to get up so I have enough time to tape my blisters and...

Apr 15, 2019 : Leah King
Can You Change a Stressed, Procrastinating Overplanner?

Can You Change a Stressed, Procrastinating Overplanner?

I have half-written this post a million times twice. The procrastinator in me had to wait until two days before I started walking to write it, because that's just who...

Apr 14, 2019 : kasshikes
My Go-To Sources for Pre-PCT Inspiration

My Go-To Sources for Pre-PCT Inspiration

At the time I publish this piece, I am less than a month away from hitting the Pacific Crest Trail. And, holy moly, am I anxious. This admittance of pre-adventure...

Apr 14, 2019 : Paige Wagar