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Through Hell and High Water: My Journey to the PCT

Through Hell and High Water: My Journey to the PCT

I sit here in my cozy third-floor bedroom gazing out across space at the trees swaying through the dirty window glass. Soft white light originates from two tall skylights, setting...

Feb 10, 2019 : Sophie Bonstrom
Issues with Being Over 50 on a Long Distance-Hike

Issues with Being Over 50 on a Long Distance-Hike

There aren’t a lot of hikers in the post-50/pre-retirement age group. In fact, our age group is probably in the minority of thru-hikers, and for good reason. This is one...

Feb 9, 2019 : Easily Forgotten
Thru-Hike Anxiety: Taking Impostor Syndrome in Stride

Thru-Hike Anxiety: Taking Impostor Syndrome in Stride

I’ve gotten a lot better at managing my stress. I used to have anxiety that would stop me from doing basic tasks: going to the bank, making phone calls, being...

Feb 6, 2019 : Lauren Danielle.
Done Walking (At Least for a Little While)

Done Walking (At Least for a Little While)

I know I'm way behind on telling this story, but I had to give all of you an update. We did it! PB and I completed our year of hiking, which...

Feb 4, 2019 : Madi Landrum
A Million and a Half Reasons Why

A Million and a Half Reasons Why

I know I’m supposed to hike the PCT. I'm not sure of all the reasons why yet, but I do know I'm supposed to do it. My mom gave me...

Feb 4, 2019 : Kate Hill
A Somewhat Less Stereotypical Thru-Hiker

A Somewhat Less Stereotypical Thru-Hiker

Hey, everyone. Introductions are always the worst; they feel like one sided interviews. I’ll take the initiative by talking a little bit about myself and what led me to decide...

Feb 4, 2019 : Riley Gibbison
A Midlife Hike, But not a Crisis

A Midlife Hike, But not a Crisis

It is easy in life to define yourself or be defined by the job you have, the clothes you wear, or the car you drive.  Hiking the PCT for me...

Feb 2, 2019 : Mike Stone
PCT Prep with an Eating Disorder, A Process of Recovery

PCT Prep with an Eating Disorder, A Process of Recovery

"I just ate cake for breakfast." This is the text message one of my best friends had to wake up to on her birthday, when she should have been having...

Feb 2, 2019 : Leah King
Expedition into the Physical and Mental Frontier

Expedition into the Physical and Mental Frontier

You want to do what? It’s going to take you how long? What are you going to do for food? If you have ever done or planned a thru-hike you...

Feb 1, 2019 : Parker Semin
Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

I have vlogged two hikes already (the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Colorado Trail), and also plan on vlogging my upcoming Appalachian Trail hike. However, in the weeks approaching the...

Feb 1, 2019 : Juliana Chauncey