Thru-Hiking Culture

Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers! (Sept. 27 – Oct. 8)

Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers! (Sept. 27 – Oct. 8)

PCT northbounders are ending their trek to Canada! In true PCT fashion, fire closures made things interesting this year and stopped some hikers at Hart’s Pass. Regardless, a huge round...

Oct 8, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken by hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Oct 7, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

PCT northbounders are ending their trek to Canada! In true PCT fashion, fire closures made things interesting this year and stopped some hikers at Hart's Pass. Regardless, a huge round...

Sep 25, 2018 : Andrea Davis
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken by hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Sep 24, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

I arrived at A.J. Matthews/The Trek. When I asked how his hike was going, Joker told me he’d injured his ankle and spent the last month working at the Stony...

Sep 21, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Surviving the End of a Trail Relationship

Surviving the End of a Trail Relationship

Sigh. Trail relationships. They are transient at worst, transformational at best. Perhaps you met someone early on in your hike who, within a matter of days, got to know the...

Sep 14, 2018 : Janel Gazelle
Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

Q&A with Elsye “Chardonnay” Walker: Likely the First Black, Female Triple Crowner

The ATC, the PCTA, the CDTC and the ALDHA-West—the organizations that oversee the long-distance trails we adore—don't recognize any qualifier in front of the term "thru-hike." They also don't

Sep 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Sep 8, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Getting Lost When You Least Expect it

Getting Lost When You Least Expect it

The trailhead for my morning pick-up was a four-mile walk from where I made camp for the night. Getting lost wasn't on my mind—the Oregon woods were home to me,...

Sep 5, 2018 : Dami Roelse
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag

Aug 26, 2018 : Andrea Davis