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Chapter 0: The Blacks

Chapter 0: The Blacks

—Prologue—    I’ve written 3 posts since hitting Kennedy Meadows South in late April 2022 and never truly introduced myself, or my wife. We’ve simply been caught up in surviving...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wesley Black
PCT Week 8: Entering the Sierra

PCT Week 8: Entering the Sierra

Off to Kennedy Meadows It is finally time, I’m headed towards the Sierra. I have been looking forward to this section since I started my journey and Kennedy Meadows South...

Jun 17, 2022 : Thomas Allie
22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

22 Trek Bloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail You Should Be Following in 2022

As the snow melts in the PCT's Sierra Mountains and Katahdin opens to AT hikers, we find ourselves deep in the throes of thru-hiking season once more. For months now,...

Jun 13, 2022 : Katie Houston
Beauty…Comes At A Price

Beauty…Comes At A Price

Forester. Kearsarge. Glen. Pinchot. Mather. Bishop. Muir. Selden. Silver. Mammoth. Island. Donahue.    At 942.5 miles on the PCT, these are the names we’ve come to know and suffer. Each...

Jun 4, 2022 : Wesley Black
The People and The Mother

The People and The Mother

“In dedication to those we have hiked, do hike, and will hike alongside on the Pacific Crest Trail”    1:30AM. “Bing. Beep. &@$$&@$” Basecamp’s alarm sounded off in the morning...

May 17, 2022 : Wesley Black
PCT Week 6: Nero’s, 500, and the Mojave

PCT Week 6: Nero’s, 500, and the Mojave

Acton & Agua Dulche, a Quick Nero This is the first week that doesn’t start from a zero out of town, much rather it begins with a nero into Acton....

Apr 22, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 5: Summits, Road Walks, and lots of Trail Magic

PCT Week 5: Summits, Road Walks, and lots of Trail Magic

Wrightwood, a Perfect Trail Town An early morning starts our descent into Wrightwood. We reach highway 2 where we get a hitch into town. Let me start by just saying,...

Apr 21, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 4: Night Hikes, Condensation and a Birthday Climb

PCT Week 4: Night Hikes, Condensation and a Birthday Climb

Leaving Big Bear with a New Mindset Big Bear is a turning point for me. Nearly 300 miles in and I reassure myself of my own journey. Realizing this, it...

Apr 21, 2022 : Thomas Allie
All Goals Are Created Equal

All Goals Are Created Equal

I have noticed an occasional through-hiker arrogance I find uncomfortable.  It comes up around discussions about Bill Bryson’s A Hike in the Woods and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild. It leaves the ...

Feb 22, 2022 : Joanna Palmer
Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of December 6

Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of December 6

Well, it's been another bizarre and wonderful year for hiking the PCT. Especially for our first batch of SOBOs! And so, to that end, we wanted to extend a big...

Dec 8, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell