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Why Are the 2020 Wildfires so Bad, and How Will They Affect the PCT?

Why Are the 2020 Wildfires so Bad, and How Will They Affect the PCT?

The American West is burning—but then, you probably already knew that. Even if you’re not one of the millions who currently live in eerie, red, smoke-darkened proximity to the flames...

Sep 24, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Meet Barney “Scout” Mann: Triple Crowner, Trail Angel, Author

Meet Barney “Scout” Mann: Triple Crowner, Trail Angel, Author

Few people have hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Appalachian Trail. Known as Triple Crowners, those who carry this title are known throughout the trail community. Barney

Sep 21, 2020 : Tara Ritchey
Best of Southern California Backpacking and Day Hiking

Best of Southern California Backpacking and Day Hiking

I've lived in Southern California for five years and still feel like I'm scratching the surface of available adventure around me. The beaches are great, but within three hours of...

Sep 9, 2020 : Katie Kommer
Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Wildfires spreading ferociously across the West have shut down national forests and most of the Pacific Crest Trail in California and Oregon. Fires are also threatening the trail in

Sep 7, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Meet the Eating Disorder Survivor Crushing Miles on the PCT

Meet the Eating Disorder Survivor Crushing Miles on the PCT

Sarah Mabee didn’t know she’d be hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail this year. Nine months ago she didn’t have ambitions to hike any long trail, because at the...

Sep 2, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Triple Crown

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Triple Crown

I hiked the Triple Crown in two years and two months, starting with the PCT, CDT and then the AT. Here’s what I wish I’d known before I started. 

Aug 27, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
[Book Review] Barney Scout Mann’s PCT Memoir Among the Best of the Genre

[Book Review] Barney Scout Mann’s PCT Memoir Among the Best of the Genre

Barney Scout Mann is so ingrained in trail culture that there aren’t quotation marks around his trail name on the cover of his remarkable new memoir, Journeys North: The Pacific...

Aug 27, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
My PCT Thru-Hike: By the Numbers

My PCT Thru-Hike: By the Numbers

If there's ever been a thru-hike number or statistic you've been curious about, you've come to the right place. Every number and calculation from beers per mile to the number...

Aug 13, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Backpacker Radio 77 | Barney “Scout” Mann on his New PCT Book, “Journeys North”

Backpacker Radio 77 | Barney “Scout” Mann on his New PCT Book, “Journeys North”

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek we are joined yet again by famed Trail Angel, triple crowner, and author, Barney Scout Mann.  This convo focuses largely...

Aug 2, 2020 : Elise Ott
The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

Most Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers begin their journey in the desert — the first steps on the trail that they’ll be walking on for the next five months. The desert...

Jul 23, 2020 : Alexandria Cremer