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Congratulations to these PCT and AT Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these PCT and AT Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Oct 9, 2017 : Ben Barrett
The Little Moments

The Little Moments

Beastie Boy (Mike Dennis), 32 from Los Angeles, CA. Mike and I started the PCT from Campo about a week apart.  To this day, we have never officially met, but...

Oct 2, 2017 : Tommy Corey
Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [One pic is NSFW]

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [One pic is NSFW]

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Oct 2, 2017 : Ben Barrett
This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

From fresh gear and nervous excitement at one end, to the dirt-streaked finisher 2,000 miles later, here are this week's thru-hike before-and-after photos. Have one to add? Send it to

Sep 29, 2017 : The Editors
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. Each...

Sep 26, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

Planning to hike more than 500 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018? Then you'll need to register for a Long-Distance Permit page to familiarize yourself with the registration process....

Sep 25, 2017 : Amy
Glorious 2017 PCT Before-and-After Photos

Glorious 2017 PCT Before-and-After Photos

Yes, we know the real transformation is what happens inside the soul of a thru-hiker, but that doesn't mean we don't love to see what 2,000 miles of hiking looks like. From...

Sep 25, 2017 : The Editors
Learning to Read the Landscape

Learning to Read the Landscape

Over the past decade, more and more thru-hikers have ditched maps and have instead opted for guides like Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook that stick to the highlights – water...

Aug 31, 2017 : Michael Dax
PCT Chapter 2: Full Dis-Fire-Closure

PCT Chapter 2: Full Dis-Fire-Closure

A big part of the reason for SOBO thru-hiking the PCT instead of going the more conventional NOBO route, was that I wanted a continuous trek. This year, only a...

Aug 19, 2017 : Zach
PCT Chapter 1: The Beginning

PCT Chapter 1: The Beginning

It's impossible to recreate the magic of your first thru-hike. Although the terrain is entirely unfamiliar, I went into the PCT feeling like I knew what to expect.  For the most...

Jul 25, 2017 : Zach