Congrats to These 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Sept. 3)

PCT northbounders are ending their trek to Canada! In true PCT fashion, fire closures have made things interesting and stopped some of this week’s hikers at Harts Pass. Regardless, a huge round of applause for all these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers!

Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the photo of you crossing the finish line! This week contains photos submitted by hikers who have finished by Sept. 10.

Want to be included? Send your finish photo, trail name, and finish date to [email protected]

Trail Name: Dunks

Finish Date: Aug. 24, 2018

Trail Name: Clax

Finish Date: Aug. 19, 2018


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Trail Name: Indy

Finish Date: Aug. 17, 2018

Trail Name: Lights Out

Finish Date: Aug. 17, 2018

Trail Name: St. Bernard

Finish Date: Aug. 14, 2018

Trail Name: Pickle

Finish Date: Sept. 7, 2018



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We travelled from across the country and the world to chase a dream We were scared and anxious We took the first step and kept going We hiked in sweltering heat We carried water for endless miles We dodged scorpions and cactus We got tired and sore and hurt We lived in the wild We were startled by rattle snakes We climbed snow topped mountains We crossed rivers swollen from melted snow We swam in icy lakes We told jokes and stories We opened up to one another and bonded We got soggy and smelly We were entertained by marmots and harassed by jays We shared our food and shelter We yelled at bears We ate berries until our mouths and hands were stained We cussed at the trail We slept under the stars and in the shade of the trees We started before dawn and ended after dark We challenged ourselves We cried We ate until our bellies hurt We shared campfires We learned about ourselves We watched beautiful sunrises and sunsets We made new friends and family We watched summer weather come and go We trusted complete strangers We inspired and were inspired We lost our minds and found ourselves We carried our lives on our backs and our hearts on our sleeves We called home for love and support We got it We are grateful for each other and for you We walked from Mexico to Canada We lived out our dreams We thank you You are beautiful Love and gratitude, Dylan “Pickle” Tonkin April 26 – Sept 7, 2018 135 days in Heaven on the PCT . . . . . . #pacificcresttrail #pacificcresttrail2018 #rei1440project #getoutside #getoutstayout #hiking #hiking #nature #pct2018 #52hikechallenge #52hikechallenge2018 #stalyon #instagood #photography #sonya6000 #sony #sonyalpha #naturephotography #ultralight #thruhike #onnit #thatshikin

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Trail Name: Glamourpuss

Finish Date: Aug. 28, 2018

Trail Name: Frick

Finish Date: Aug. 16, 2018

Trail Name: Dingo

Finish Date: Sept. 7, 2018

Trail Name: PegLeg

Finish Date: Sept. 10, 2018

Send your finish photo, trail name, and finish date to [email protected]

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