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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 this year instead of going the more conventional NOBO route, was that I wanted a continuous trek. This year,...

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
Will You Finish Your Long-Distance Hike?

Will You Finish Your Long-Distance Hike?

What makes or breaks you on a long-distance hike? With the summer season in full swing, the thru-hikers are showing up in my little town situated over halfway on the...

Jul 25, 2017 : Dami Roelse
How to Lose Your Age on the Trail

How to Lose Your Age on the Trail

Does it matter how old you are when you hike a long trail? I recently returned from two weeks—12 days with a few zero days—on the Pacific Crest trail. I...

Jul 18, 2017 : Dami Roelse
The Journey Toward Ultralight

The Journey Toward Ultralight

It’s not just about gear I used to think ultralight backpackers I met or heard of were totally crazy.  These individuals were a special breed of super fast hikers who cared...

Jul 10, 2017 : Megan McGowan
Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

I'm leaving for Seattle in three days.  If all goes according to plan, I will be back sometime around Halloween.  Here's my full list of possessions (minus consumables) during that time. For

Jul 7, 2017 : Zach
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...

Jul 1, 2017 : Mackenzie Findeisen
My PCT Thru-Hike Diet and Nutrition Plan

My PCT Thru-Hike Diet and Nutrition Plan

As it turns out, Oreos are not a superfood. One of the beautiful realities of thru-hiking is that you can eat literally whatever you want and either not gain weight, or...

Jun 29, 2017 : Zach
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