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Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

I’d say we’re all pretty lucky. We’re lucky to be hiking in a time when there are comprehensive and yearly updated guidebooks, water reports, and GPS apps at our fingertips,...

Mar 22, 2019 : Effie Drew
Trail Correspondents Episode 4: Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

Trail Correspondents Episode 4: Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

A few weeks ago, I touched base with our correspondents to see what subjects they wanted to discuss before taking off for their hikes. As you may imagine, their responses...

Mar 14, 2019 : Zach
How to Finance a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

How to Finance a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

One of life's biggest stressors—both on and off the trail—is money. Don't bring that stress with you during a thru-hike, or at least try to minimize the impact. Running out...

Mar 4, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Planning a Thru-Hike as a Member of the PCT’s 1.6%

Planning a Thru-Hike as a Member of the PCT’s 1.6%

Who am I, anyway? Not to brag, but I'm a member of the 1%. Well, probably not the 1% of which you are thinking; I will be a member of...

Mar 1, 2019 : Sam Cooper
Five Bad Days on the PCT and How I Got Through Them

Five Bad Days on the PCT and How I Got Through Them

There are plenty of blogs, vlogs, Instagram feeds, and hiker war stories out there that highlight how awesome doing a long-distance hike can be. Everyone has amazing stories and pictures...

Feb 28, 2019 : Smokebeard
Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

So, you’re planning to head out on trail for a long walk. Maybe even a thru-hike of one of the Triple Crown trails — the Pacific Crest Trail, and Image...

Feb 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Trail Correspondents Episode 3: Thru-Hike Preparation

Trail Correspondents Episode 3: Thru-Hike Preparation

Preparing for a thru-hike can be a maddening experience.  When it comes to overhauling your life to spend upward of a half year, on foot, in the backcountry, where does...

Feb 20, 2019 : Zach
Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

In this video, Dan shares his top 5 favorite pieces of gear that he carried with him on his SOBO PCT thru hike. His list is comprised of no-fuss, no-frills,...

Feb 18, 2019 : The Editors
Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Exploring the History of the Pacific Crest Trail

Every year the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) receives thousands of hikers, adventurers, and nature seekers from all over the world. Along its 2,650-mile length stretching from Canada to Mexico, the...

Feb 18, 2019 : Kenny Howell
Whimsical Woman’s Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Whimsical Woman’s Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Are you just beginning your PCT thru-hike gear essentials research? Are you putting finishing touches on your carefully cultivated set of gear? Maybe you're a gear junkie who just likes...

Feb 15, 2019 : Devin Holmes