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A Merging of Tramilies at Trail Days

A Merging of Tramilies at Trail Days

I didn't think crossing the Bridge of the Gods would have as big of an impact as it did. It's just another part of the trail, right? Nope. Crossing the...

Oct 16, 2018 : Madi Landrum
One Month Later – Recovering from the PCT

One Month Later – Recovering from the PCT

If you're looking for another story of swashbuckling adventure, filled with daring pickup truck hitches, pictures of snowy peaks, and musings on the proper way to eat couscous, this won't...

Oct 16, 2018 : Smokebeard
What I Learned from Leaving the PCT with 300 Miles Left

What I Learned from Leaving the PCT with 300 Miles Left

After 2,350 miles, I ended my 2018 Pacific Crest Trail flip-flop this week at Crater Lake. It wasn’t where I was planning on finishing, but excruciating tendinitis in my right...

Oct 13, 2018 : Janel Gazelle
Smokebeard’s Final PCT Gear List and Review

Smokebeard’s Final PCT Gear List and Review

A lot of people have asked me about gear---how many pairs of shoes did I go through, did my tent leak, how was my backpack, that sort of thing.  Here's...

Oct 10, 2018 : Smokebeard
The Final Miles and Saying Goodbye

The Final Miles and Saying Goodbye

If you were to ask me what my favorite section of the PCT was, I would say Washington---in decent weather. My least favorite section? Washington--when it’s cold, raining, and/or snowing....

Oct 5, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
Highlight Reel of Pictures from My 2018 PCT Thru-Hike

Highlight Reel of Pictures from My 2018 PCT Thru-Hike

I've put together an admittedly self-indulgent highlight reel of pictures from my hike.  My goal was to do one picture per day, but the video would have been more than...

Oct 5, 2018 : Smokebeard
Thru-Hiking with a Restricted Diet

Thru-Hiking with a Restricted Diet

Sometimes it's just not in the stars. After hiking the JMT in the summer of 2017, my thru-hiking to-do list got a few additions. Of course the PCT was on...

Oct 3, 2018 : Kate Hill
Women and the Wilderness: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Women and the Wilderness: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

My thru-hiking journey began in 2015 when I was 18. I was a senior in high school and somehow I got the idea of hiking the John Muir Trail (JMT)...

Oct 3, 2018 : Kate Hill
Outrunning Wildfires and Strange Encounters

Outrunning Wildfires and Strange Encounters

The trail caught fire again, but this time it was bigger. On our way out of White Pass, lightning struck yet again, and we were rerouted around the other side...

Oct 2, 2018 : Madi Landrum
More Sun than Rain: Mind-Set in Northern Washington

More Sun than Rain: Mind-Set in Northern Washington

Washington is notorious for throwing the kitchen sink of weather at thru-hikers. Despite being blessed with ideal hiking conditions for the first four months of my journey, I knew my...

Sep 26, 2018 : Rebecca Burns