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Backpacker Radio #168 | Section Hiking vs. Thru-Hiking: Defining Each Style, Benefits and Drawbacks, and Who They’re For

Backpacker Radio #168 | Section Hiking vs. Thru-Hiking: Defining Each Style, Benefits and Drawbacks, and Who They’re For

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are bringing you another panel episode. Today we are joined by Backpacker Radio regular, Clay Bonnyman Evans aka Pony...

Sep 26, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Guide

Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Guide

It’s that time again: time for this year’s PCT class to plan their resupply. In 2016 around this time, I was dehydrating apples and beef in a panic, flipping through...

Sep 20, 2022 : Maggie Wallace
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 3

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 3

There's a specific moment that every thru-hiker had where they officially decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. What started as an idea turned into a full-blown reality, characterized by...

Sep 19, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Northern Terminus of Pacific Crest Trail Closed Due to Wildfires

Northern Terminus of Pacific Crest Trail Closed Due to Wildfires

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from mile 2636 to the Northern Terminus at the Canadian border due to several fires burning near the trail. No reroute has been recommended...

Sep 8, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 1

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 1

Months on trail have led up to this exact, victorious moment: the final steps towards the Pacific Crest Trail northern terminus. Thru-hikers woke up every morning, either in their tent...

Aug 30, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Backpacker Radio #162 | Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan: the First Woman to Hike All 11 National Scenic Trails

Backpacker Radio #162 | Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan: the First Woman to Hike All 11 National Scenic Trails

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Arlette "Apple Pie" Laan. Apple Pie is the first woman to hike all eleven of the...

Aug 15, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Josh Perry Sets New PCT FKT, Beating Heather Anderson’s Longstanding Record

Josh Perry Sets New PCT FKT, Beating Heather Anderson’s Longstanding Record

Josh Perry, a 27-year-old British endurance hiker, completed the Pacific Crest Trail on August 7th in just 55 days, 16 hours, and 54 minutes, breaking the self-supported speed record on...

Aug 11, 2022 : Kelly Floro
A Short & Sweet Introduction to Picking Edible Berries Along the PCT

A Short & Sweet Introduction to Picking Edible Berries Along the PCT

The west becomes a movable feast in the summer, when the mountains aren't just alive with wildflowers and fauna, but when the nature also becomes EDIBLE. The PCT corridor's beloved...

Aug 10, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell
In Defense of Wild: Cheryl Strayed’s Memoir Is Nothing Like Your Trail Journal, and That’s OK

In Defense of Wild: Cheryl Strayed’s Memoir Is Nothing Like Your Trail Journal, and That’s OK

When I was on the PCT, I encountered a lot of hate for Cheryl Strayed's classic PCT memoir, Wild. I saw a fair bit of Wild love too, but the book...

Aug 8, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader Review

Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader Review

Crossing Paths: A Pacific Crest Trailside Reader is a collection of short essays about the PCT by various authors, edited by Reese Hughes and Howard Shapiro. It is an update/addendum to...

Aug 1, 2022 : Penina Satlow