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Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know II: Section Breakdown and Trail Resources

Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know II: Section Breakdown and Trail Resources

In the first section of "Things 2020 PCT Hikers Should Know" we broke down the basics about gear, permits, and terminus navigation. But believe it or not, there's still a...

Dec 12, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

What 2020 PCT Hikers Need to Know I: Gear, Permits, and Getting to the Terminus

Being a 2020 PCT hiker means you're going to have to do some research. There are plenty of questions you'll spend hours thinking about before you ever take your first...

Dec 9, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Trail Correspondents Episode #23 | Readjusting After a Thru-Hike

Trail Correspondents Episode #23 | Readjusting After a Thru-Hike

When prepping for a thru-hike, aspiring trekkers spend countless hours stressing the transition to their new existence, one spent on the other side of walls. Within just a few days,...

Dec 4, 2019 : Zach
Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Here’s How Trails Have Become Important Boosters for Local Economies

Sustained by more than half a century of vigorous growth, outdoor recreation has become one of the largest economic sectors of the American economy. Hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, water

Nov 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Backpacker Radio #52: Anitra Kass of the PCTA

Backpacker Radio #52: Anitra Kass of the PCTA

Today we are joined by Anitra Kass who's a triple crowner and the PCTA’s Southern California Regional Representative.  Anitra is a wealth of information on all things PCT and conservation. 

Nov 21, 2019 : Zach
Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

Wisdom from 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

We're interviewing two PCT thru-hikers who talked to us about packing out boxes of wine, high snow years, and shamanic demon urine rituals (yep).

Nov 20, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Pride is the Heaviest Thing You Don’t Know You’re Carrying

Pride is the Heaviest Thing You Don’t Know You’re Carrying

My pack was too heavy. My midsection was too puffy. But what happens when the heaviest thing you're carrying with you on a thru-hike is your pride?

Nov 18, 2019 : Sarah Rogers
Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – November 13

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – November 13

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Nov 17, 2019 : Rachel S
Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Today  is the end of the trail.  For this one, we hear from our hikers twice, both the day before the Northern Terminus and at the finish line itself, with...

Nov 14, 2019 : Zach
Kennedy Meadows South to Casa De Luna: In Which I Try to Get Caught Up on Blogging

Kennedy Meadows South to Casa De Luna: In Which I Try to Get Caught Up on Blogging

If I had to describe my PCT experience in one word, I'd probably say humbling. I wouldn't say I went in overly cocky or arrogant, but I certainly didn't come...

Nov 13, 2019 : Becky Booroojian