Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

It was a hell of a jaw workout, but I wolfed down like five of those protein bars for lunch.  Summiting Whitney was thoroughly draining, but we still had about...

Jan 13, 2018 : Righteous
Extend Your PCT Adventure With These Hikes Near Vancouver

Extend Your PCT Adventure With These Hikes Near Vancouver

My boyfriend and I will be hiking the PCT this summer, ending in Manning Park. For many, this moment will mark a bittersweet end to a long journey, to be...

Jan 13, 2018 : Alice Zhang
My PCT Hike Of Love And Healing

My PCT Hike Of Love And Healing

Why am I hiking the PCT? Because of this face right here. Pure happiness. This is a photo of me, in my tent, on top of a mountain, happy as...

Jan 12, 2018 : Lauren Dey
A New Me Takes On A Journey Of A Lifetime

A New Me Takes On A Journey Of A Lifetime

Happy new year everyone! I have been meaning to write this post all week but after a pretty nasty cold on New Year's Eve and injuring my knee a few...

Jan 12, 2018 : Lauren Dey
10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

Preparing for a thru-hike is a lot of work. For the last few months, I’ve been planning resupplies, training, both mentally and physically, and buying and testing out gear. It’s...

Jan 12, 2018 : Taylor Key
Lessons From Backpacking

Lessons From Backpacking

Living in British Columbia means incredibly easy access to the mountains and the coast. It's crazy that more people don't take advantage of it. People prefer to spend their weekends...

Jan 11, 2018 : Alice Zhang
Plan Ahead And Prepare For Your PCT Thru-Hike

Plan Ahead And Prepare For Your PCT Thru-Hike

The first principle of Leave No Trace is plan ahead and prepare.   It's also a great rule to start your journey with.   In case you're wondering, the chart up top...

Jan 11, 2018 : Smokebeard
Hiking with Cancer: The Story of a Couple Pursuing their Dream

Hiking with Cancer: The Story of a Couple Pursuing their Dream

Lynn Shapiro, a.k.a Three-Guy, scans the trail in front of him looking at the trees lining the path. Nothing goes unnoticed when Lynn is out in nature. A small gully...

Jan 10, 2018 : Alexa Shapiro
Call Me Smokebeard

Call Me Smokebeard

I suppose my fascination with backpacking and thru-hiking started  in the '80s, when as a Boy Scout I first heard about the Appalachian Trail.  The enormity of it, and the...

Jan 8, 2018 : Smokebeard
Hungry Hiker Fuel | My Meal And Nutrition Plan

Hungry Hiker Fuel | My Meal And Nutrition Plan

Food A few weeks back I wrote about how I go about finding and making my own vegan backpacking meals. That is all well and good, but what is a...

Jan 8, 2018 : Robin Sorenson