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Does Everyone Cry when They Get Their Permit?

Does Everyone Cry when They Get Their Permit?

When you've dreamed of something for so long and it actually really happens, it's hard to process at first. When I clicked on the PCT permit page on Nov. 14...

Dec 2, 2018 : Poppy Pai
“Why I’m Hiking the PCT,” From a Girl Who Never Wanted to Hike At All

“Why I’m Hiking the PCT,” From a Girl Who Never Wanted to Hike At All

1. The Lists When I realized I wanted to thru-hike the PCT, one of the first things I did was pick up Zach is not bribing me with food to say...

Nov 30, 2018 : Tiffany Chou
PCT Permit Approved and College Degree in Hand

PCT Permit Approved and College Degree in Hand

On Nov. 14, after an hour and a half in the online PCT permit waiting room, I submitted my 2019 PCT permit application. I thought I would feel great. I...

Nov 29, 2018 : Kate Hill
The Flip: Avoiding Fire and Ice

The Flip: Avoiding Fire and Ice

The Bad Pennies (Smash, Sweettooth, PB, and me, so named for our habit of turning up a second time) were flying. Oregon was almost over and the smoke was getting...

Nov 24, 2018 : Madi Landrum
Thru-Hiking and the Human Condition

Thru-Hiking and the Human Condition

When I started traveling it was a quest for new experiences, and to see through fresh eyes. To honor freedom, aspiration, emotion, growth, and mortality. To revel in beauty unbeknown...

Nov 21, 2018 : Leah King
The Waiting Room for PCT NOBO Permits

The Waiting Room for PCT NOBO Permits

On Sept. 29, 2018, the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) announced details for obtaining permits for the 2019 thru-hiking season, especially for those starting at the US/Mexican border. PCT

Nov 16, 2018 : Vanessa Dodd
Why You Should Section Hike the PCT

Why You Should Section Hike the PCT

Or, why semantics are silly and you should just get on the trail. This is not a knock on thru-hiking.  For 2.5 months, I pretended to be a thru-hiker, and...

Nov 15, 2018 : Ana
Train for the PCT by Hiking 1,800 Miles on the Te Araroa

Train for the PCT by Hiking 1,800 Miles on the Te Araroa

Most people train for the PCT by doing day hikes or a short multiday hike. I, on the other hand, plan to train for the PCT by doing 1,800 miles...

Nov 9, 2018 : Kez
Here She Goes Again (aka, Sorry Feet)

Here She Goes Again (aka, Sorry Feet)

It feels like yesterday and like eons ago. I was bundled up in the back of our rental SUV with my parents, my grandparents, and a pack that already proudly...

Nov 6, 2018 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
You Want to Hike, But Have a Family, Responsibilities

You Want to Hike, But Have a Family, Responsibilities

This is me, and probably many of you reading this. To put it into perspective, I haven’t just left school and going into a gap year and I’m not retired....

Nov 4, 2018 : Vanessa Dodd