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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...

Dec 15, 2017 : Alexandria Cremer
All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of sweaty, dusty,...

Dec 7, 2017 : Silent Bob
Piñata And Sourstraws’ PCT Before-and-After Gear

Piñata And Sourstraws’ PCT Before-and-After Gear

Before we took off on the PCT this year, we felt that our gear was pretty dialed.  We learned a lot about ourselves and our preferences while on the AT...

Nov 29, 2017 : Megan McGowan
Badger’s PCT Tales: That Time I Was Charged by a Mountain Lion

Badger’s PCT Tales: That Time I Was Charged by a Mountain Lion

We had been seeing large cat prints on trail every day for more than a week. One would think this might prepare me for the possibility an interaction.  It didn't....

Nov 26, 2017 : Zach
This Week’s Top Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top 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...

Nov 21, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
Badger’s PCT Tales: From a High Sierra Blizzard to an Outhouse Floor

Badger’s PCT Tales: From a High Sierra Blizzard to an Outhouse Floor

If there's one universal truth of mountain forecasts, it's that they're not to be trusted.  This is especially true for any predictions made more than 72 hours in the future....

Nov 17, 2017 : Zach
Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

This year, I decided to give back to the Pacific Crest Trail. Not with a donation, and not with trail magic -- but with sweat, sore muscles, and a smile...

Nov 16, 2017 : Silent Bob
Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

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

Nov 14, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

I was a rookie. I spent months scouring information about thru-hiking and the PCT. I read a lot of hiker blogs. I fine tuned my gear, I tested it (sort...

Nov 13, 2017 : Rewind
2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

2017 Thru-Hiker Superlatives

Take a stroll through the main drag in a trail town and you'll be able to pick out the thru-hikers pretty easily. Whether they're wearing an assortment of thrift-store neon,...

Nov 13, 2017 : The Editors