Thru-Hiking Culture

SoBos in vortex

SoBos in vortex

I have made it to Washington! My start date was two days ago, but here we are still waiting in the SoBo vortex. I flew to Seattle via Reykjavik. It...

Jul 1, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
Meet the Thru-Hiking Couple Who Got Engaged on the PCT

Meet the Thru-Hiking Couple Who Got Engaged on the PCT

Meet Lara and Marta, a European couple taking a year off of work to thru-hike, travel, and adventure. On May 25th, Lara asked Marta to marry her on top of...

Jun 23, 2022 : Penina Satlow
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
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
Washington Training Hikes Along the PCT

Washington Training Hikes Along the PCT

Washington is the perfect training ground for an anticipated thru-hike. Ryan has been training on Washington trails for the past few months as he preps for an attempted Pacific Crest...

Apr 28, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Trans-Continental Adventurers: Lyla and Cal’s Birthday Bash Interview

Trans-Continental Adventurers: Lyla and Cal’s Birthday Bash Interview

Hi y’all, Oats here! I’m the Social Media Wiz for The Trek back on IG Live with another interview, but this time we’re jumping over to the Pacific Crest Trail...

Apr 20, 2022 : Katie Houston
A Quiet Walk

A Quiet Walk

Imagine yourself alone on the trail. You’re walking in the high country, well above treeline, with long views over the tops of stony peaks. You hear the crunch of your...

Apr 14, 2022 : Matthew Alan Thyer
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
(Almost) Every PCT Town, Ranked

(Almost) Every PCT Town, Ranked

My recurring mantra on the PCT last year was a little bit unorthodox: "Never skip a town" is basically the only thing I told myself on a regular basis on...

Feb 7, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell