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PCT 2018: Big Four Breakdown With a Bonus Item

PCT 2018: Big Four Breakdown With a Bonus Item

Time For Gear Upgrades! In preparation for the Pacific Crest Trail, Sarah and I methodically looked at each area of our gear to see where the weight could be stripped...

Nov 13, 2017 : Lee
Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

I was a rookie. I spent months scouring information about thru-hiking and the PCT. I read a lot of hiker blogs. I fine tuned my gear, I tested it (sort...

Nov 13, 2017 : Rewind
A tale of two insects, and Julian

A tale of two insects, and Julian

The vortex of Julian only grazed us - we had Mom's pie of course, and we walked over to Carmen's Place, where we immediately fell to the task of devouring...

Nov 12, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
Mexico

Mexico

Thru hiking goes like this. If you close your eyes and take a deep breath in, then keep your mouth closed and let it out real slow - that’s the...

Nov 10, 2017 : Kate Bradley
Black Friday: REI Says Opt-Outside, but I Won’t

Black Friday: REI Says Opt-Outside, but I Won’t

Black Friday: To Opt-Outside, or to Shop? As November has begun, people are starting to think about what they’re thankful for. With November comes Thanksgiving, and with Thanksgiving comes Black

Nov 9, 2017 : Liliana Hallman
Ultralight, a Means to an End

Ultralight, a Means to an End

In the world of backpacking the term “Ultralight” gets thrown around like a badge of honor.  I’ve never had the unfortunate indignity of hauling a 70lb pack up a mountain,...

Nov 9, 2017 : Bug Juice
So, I Returned My Pack

So, I Returned My Pack

In my last post I described permit day. I wrote of the excitement and anxiety, as well as the ceremonial purchasing of our packs. We were so thrilled to do...

Nov 7, 2017 : Si Tibbetts
From Gamer to Thru-Hiker: My Story

From Gamer to Thru-Hiker: My Story

How a twenty-first century gamer took his adventures into the outdoors. A brief hiker introduction.                               ...

Nov 6, 2017 : Curtis Murley
Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

I finished my Pacific Crest Trail thru hike almost six weeks ago, whilst I once held lofty aspirations of blogging whilst I hiked (and told everyone I was going to...

Nov 6, 2017 : Emily Ben
7 surprises from my section hike

7 surprises from my section hike

In May, I hiked Section A. I researched my trip deeply - at one point even pushing the patient Zog to say, "Damn you ask a lot of questions!" Despite...

Nov 5, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison