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The Why

The Why

Why am I hiking the PCT?

Feb 9, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Health and Safety – Things Every Backpacker Should Consider

Health and Safety – Things Every Backpacker Should Consider

So I rarely make posts and list my educational and professional credentials even when I see some of the most ridiculous posts about medical issues in discussion groups.  However, I...

Feb 9, 2021 : David Smith
A life worth looking back on

A life worth looking back on

I know these introductions are very cringe-worthy, repetitive, and could be classified as small talk that in reality, doesn’t capture anyone’s attention. So, ill say it as concise and entertaining...

Feb 8, 2021 : Marcelo Vargas
Blowing Up My World

Blowing Up My World

Well, I did it! I gave my notice at work... and it was glorious! No turning back now... in April I will embark on the biggest adventure of my life....

Jan 31, 2021 : Caitlin Stevens
Comfortably Uncomfortable: The Search to Feel at Home

Comfortably Uncomfortable: The Search to Feel at Home

The who's, the what's, and the why's of another long walk. Why I would choose to spend another hiking season carrying my home, heart, and pack for 2,600 more miles.

Jan 30, 2021 : Hiccups
Not Your Average Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Not Your Average Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Okay, I lied. This is pretty much your typical PCT Gear list. But everyone loves a gear list, right? The Big Three Pack: G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack Tent:  Six Moon...

Jan 21, 2021 : Rachel Frey
Flying with Backpacking Gear

Flying with Backpacking Gear

Many thru-hikers fly to a local airport before they start out on the trail.  Some NOBOers on the PCT fly to San Diego.  Many AT thru-hikers fly to Atlanta.  Here...

Jan 21, 2021 : David Smith
My Ultimate Year of Backpacking – A Transcontinental Shift

My Ultimate Year of Backpacking – A Transcontinental Shift

Back when life was normal, before COVID was a reality, I entered the PCTA lottery hoping to snag a PCT thru-hiking permit.  My number was something miserably high.  A few...

Jan 20, 2021 : David Smith
Phoenix Year

Phoenix Year

  2020 was going to be my year to hike the PCT. Everything had come together, the money, the time, the training. Relatives sponsored me so I could purchase lighter...

Jan 19, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Desert Shakedown

Desert Shakedown

It’s permit day! I’m counting down the hours until permit release, even though the likelihood of a responsible NOBO hike seems slimmer than ever. To occupy the wait, I thought...

Jan 19, 2021 : Sibley