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Important Changes to the 2023 PCT Long-distance Permit Application

Important Changes to the 2023 PCT Long-distance Permit Application

Are you planning to hike 500 or more continuous miles on the PCT in 2023? The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) has made some changes to the PCT Long-distance Permit...

Oct 17, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Backpacker Radio #171 | Sarah Dramis on Triple Crowning, Healing Her Back Injury, Strength Training, and VIP Nannying

Backpacker Radio #171 | Sarah Dramis on Triple Crowning, Healing Her Back Injury, Strength Training, and VIP Nannying

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Minus33, we are joined by Sarah Dramis. Sarah is a triple crowner turned ultrarunner, a fitness...

Oct 17, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
8 Reasons I Chose the PCT Over the AT for My First Big Thru-Hike

8 Reasons I Chose the PCT Over the AT for My First Big Thru-Hike

"You're from the East Coast? Why the PCT and not the AT, then?" I should've seen this one coming, I know. But the first time I was asked this question...

Oct 12, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 6

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 6

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

Oct 12, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
The Ultimate Guide to Cowboy Camping

The Ultimate Guide to Cowboy Camping

It’s that magical time of the year again: cowboy camping season. The desert is cooling off and hikers are heading out on the Arizona Trail or finishing off Continental Divide...

Oct 6, 2022 : Eloise Robbins
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 5

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 5

This season on the Pacific Crest Trail was wild, to say the least. With the threat of spreading forest fires, multiple re-routes, and the inability to make it to the...

Oct 5, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 4

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 4

Incoming! We have our next wave of Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike finishers! We're stoked to celebrate this incredible accomplishment alongside these unreal thru-hikers. They spent months on trail,

Sep 29, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
8 PCT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

8 PCT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

As it turns out, walking over 2,600 miles can give someone more than enough time to think about—well, a lot of things! Our PCT Class of 2022 Bloggers spent part...

Sep 29, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
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