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Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Right before leaving the desert and entering the long-awaited Sierras, a trail angel named Coppertone told me, "don't be stupid, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself out there." This...

Jun 22, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

The following is a guest post which originally appeared on the 1. Don't be limited by food How long is Mammoth to Sonora? 110-ish miles, right? Nope, not right now. You'll...

Jun 21, 2017 : Guest Post
The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

Today marks my two-month trailiversarry and, being only 566 miles in, it's safe to say I'm taking my sweet time. Sure I've knocked out a few 20 mile days here...

Jun 13, 2017 : Reptar
500-Mile Wisdom

500-Mile Wisdom

Mile 566. Day 22. I am a 21-year-old who uses diaper rash cream daily. I have disproportionally tan hands (thanks to my long-sleeved sun shirt), and I rejoice when I...

Jun 10, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Inspiration: The Story of Flower and Poptart’s PCT Record Attempt

Inspiration: The Story of Flower and Poptart’s PCT Record Attempt

Day 15. Mile 369. Why on earth are you hiking 2,659 miles? A classic question posed to every PCT hiker. Sometimes hikers keep their answers simple. Something along the lines of...

Jun 4, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Thru-hiking season is in full throttle on the #PCT! And there are some great photos floating around thanks to all the hikers out there! Unfortunately, if you are reading this...

Jun 4, 2017 : Mackenzie Findeisen
Why I’m Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Why I’m Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

The cat is out of the bag. Well, if you Today, although I can pinpoint elements in my life that are less than ideal, my resting state is gratitude. Some...

May 29, 2017 : Zach
Big Bear to Hiker Heaven: PCT Portraits III

Big Bear to Hiker Heaven: PCT Portraits III

So this post is going to be a lot less bitching and whining than the last one.  No, I still haven't hit my honeymoon phase with the trail, and I'm not sure...

May 27, 2017 : Tommy Corey
The PCT in 2017: What Changed?

The PCT in 2017: What Changed?

A lot changes along the 2650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail every year.  Here are the updates I have come across. Trail Reopenings, Closures, and Adjustments Lake Fire and...

May 21, 2017 : Kevin Elens
Yoga on the Trail: Having an Off-the-Mat Practice

Yoga on the Trail: Having an Off-the-Mat Practice

I've been talking lately about the idea of a mantra, something I've used a lot during my hikes the past couple of weeks. Week three was a tough one for...

May 19, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro