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T-73 Days: How I’m Mentally Prepping

T-73 Days: How I’m Mentally Prepping

T-73 days. Physical prep is basically nonexistent, but mental preparation is coming great. Junk food is just so much more delicious and easy than getting salads. Sure, I’ve gained some...

Feb 13, 2018 : Anna Smiley
The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

I have been struggling with what to write after getting back from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.  Not for lack of things to say, but rather out of...

Feb 12, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
My Thoughts About the PCT | 9 Weeks Out

My Thoughts About the PCT | 9 Weeks Out

As we reach the nine-week mark between me and my PCT hike, I've been thinking more and more about why hiking the trail is important to me. I've made lists...

Feb 12, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
Why the PCT? It Feels Like I’m Going Home

Why the PCT? It Feels Like I’m Going Home

Taking on the Pacific Crest Trail has been on my mind for some time now. As cliche as it sounds, the first time I really heard of the PCT was...

Feb 11, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

As a very belated follow-up to my My base weight was 11 pounds and I could have saved more weight by not carrying these items but I'm glad I did...

Feb 10, 2018 : Emily Ben
Old Guy Music: Hiking Tunes from my PCT Jukebox

Old Guy Music: Hiking Tunes from my PCT Jukebox

I don't listen to music while I hike, for a few practical reasons.  I don't want to use the battery on my phone, I don't want to deal with sweaty...

Feb 10, 2018 : Smokebeard
What I’m Giving Up to Hike the PCT

What I’m Giving Up to Hike the PCT

I’m thru-hiking the PCT this year (going northbound starting March 25), and I'm still not entirely sure how to prepare my body and spirit for a six-month-long journey by foot...

Feb 8, 2018 : Janel Healy
All I Have Left To Do

All I Have Left To Do

First, an Update After last week's debacle, I'd like to take a second to comment on my possible stress fracture scenario! After a few days of pain, most everything has...

Feb 7, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
Building Mental Toughness in an Unusual Training Strategy

Building Mental Toughness in an Unusual Training Strategy

In a few short days I will be embarking on a fairly intense training mission. But really, I've been building my physical and mental toughness for months up to this...

Feb 6, 2018 : Jamie Trapp
A Broken Ankle, the Worst News, and a Triumphant Return to the PCT

A Broken Ankle, the Worst News, and a Triumphant Return to the PCT

As a thru-hiker we must learn to find comfort in the uncomfortable, to redefine mental barriers, and to overcome primal pains. It's in the job description. If you can learn...

Feb 5, 2018 : Bennett Fisher