This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken by hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the hashtag #trekthePCT, #PacificCrestTrail or #PCT2018 for your chance to be featured! Here are few of our favorite photos from the week of Oct. 14 to Oct. 21 for your viewing pleasure.

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Trail work makes @k_moore really, really stoked! Had the chance to get out and put in some volunteer hours with @pctassociation in SoCal, clearing thick brush and repairing damaged trail, packing out trash, and avoiding poison oak while soaking up a rare SoCal downpour . . The amount of effort it takes to maintain the #PCT is astonishing, and it felt great to be able to contribute even a tiny bit. We’re so grateful to the dedicated volunteers who spend countless days each month doing the bulk of the work. . . Next time you’re thinking about going on a hike or quick backpacking trip, consider doing some trail work instead! The PCT, #appalachiantrail and #cdt all require thousands of hours of work, and there are so many smaller trails that struggle to get any maintenance ever. It’s a great way to give back, get a killer workout in, and spend some quality time reconnecting to the wilderness and land around you. . . #pct2018 #trekthepct #choosemountains #getoutside #everytrailconnects #nationalforest #findyourtrail #pctig #womenwhohike #trailwork #publicland

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I passed the nobo 500 the day before yesterday (day 104/October 12th), so 500 more to Mexico. I woke up to Relish and Tang walking by. After getting water, I stuck with them for a few hours. It sprinkled a bit but didn’t rain. I guess that’s the desert in October. We passed the 500 mile mark and did a big day to get close to Agua Dulce, our next resupply. We camped with an older guy named Toc who I’ve been leapfrogging with for like a week now. It rained for real that night. We were all fine, but Relish had been cowboy camping so he had to scramble to put up his tarp. The desert has been the rainiest section for me since northern Washington. I was on trail by 5:30 the next morning and started booking it to Agua Dulce. It was nice and overcast so I didn’t get hot. I walked into town and went straight to the Mexican place where I found Juju, Relish, Tang, and a couple other sobo’s I’ve only met once or twice. I had my fill, resupplied, and headed down the street to Hiker Heaven, the last cool hiker hostel on trail. I wasn’t going to stay, but everyone convinced me. I’m glad I did because it was super cozy. Salty and Toc were there as well. I’m still here, using the WiFi before I head back out into the desert to try to get to Big Bear Lake (188 miles) in the next six days before the post office closes. Here we goooo. Day 106. 450 miles to the Mexican border . . . #pct #pacificcresttrail #trekthepct #pctsobo #pctsobo2018 #pct2018 #pctig #thruhiking #hikertrash #ultralight #pctcalifornia #california #latechishere #tinypack #cutepack #cuteboyswithcutepacks #palantepacks #freethehip #500miles #hikerheaven #aguadulce #socal #mojavedesert

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But just as proof… I did make it to Canada (on Sept 7th). So that’s pretty cool too ☺️?? #pct2018

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As my tan lines, bug bite scars and body aches and pains fade away, my memories of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail are still alive and well, living on my blog. – One of the ways I’ve been dealing with the post-trail blues is through my writing, on my blog. – When you spend five months of your life hiking over a thousand miles, you’re bound to have a bunch of stories to share. Trust me, there’s a lot more to come! – Click the link in my bio for my most recent blog post to read up on some of my PCT thru-hiking adventures. – Get my latest blog updates by subscribing to my blog and/or signing up for my free email list at . . . . . #pct2018 #PacificCrestTrail #P3Hikers #pct1968 #FindYourTrail #thruhike #hiking #backpacking #thruhiking #thruhiker #hikethepct #HikingAdventures #TakeAHike #HikeMore #HikingFun #HikerTrash #Dirtbag #GoOutside #OptOutside #WomenWhoHike #WomenWhoExplore #werehikers #SheExplores #TrailLife #withGuthook #guthookguides #blogging #blog #blogger

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Day 132: This day was everything I needed in that moment. PC: @prenders71

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Day 101: Hiked Miles 2374.1 to 2386.5 (12.4 total) Day 101 Highlights: Waking up to music… guessing there were hunters nearby. Eating the last of my McDonalds food…2.5 days eating Mickey D’s wasn’t too bad after all. A cool and easy morning into town. Easy hitches. So sick of trail food that I bought a whole rotisserie chicken, salad mix, fried chicken, avocados, fruit, and potato wedges for my resupply (my food bag is going to weigh about 10 pounds for 2 days). Having a house in town to stay at, even when the sweet trail angels were out of town (thank you Jennie and Russ!!). A super, hot shower – possibly the best I’ve had on trail. Lounging around all afternoon and watching reruns of the best show of all time. Regretting my resupply choices after stuffing my face with chicken and already being sick of it. Going to bed warm. . . . #pct #pct2018 #pctsobo #pct2018sobo #hikecali #girlswhohike #optoutside #hikerchicks #hikeon #thruhiker #backpacklife #zebratales

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I’d rather be hitch-hiking right now… Anyone else? . . #fbf #pct2018 #washingtonstate

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Towards the end of my thru hike I was really done I mean the views were incredible, but I was exhausted (mentally & physically) and all I wanted to do at that time was to reach the monument at the Canadian border … At that time what had puzzled me the most, was that I’ve met a handful of people that have hiked the PCT already for the 2nd of 3rd time! I thought to myself “Why on earth someone in their sane mind would want to do this?” A month later, after competed my own thru hike and rested enough …. I’ve looked at my pictures from the trail and wondered … “when was the application window for the PCT again? ” ? #pct #pct2018 #thruhiking #thruhike #hikingthepct #pcta #pcthiker #pacificcresttrail #pacificcresttrail2018 #hiking #lovenature #nature #hikertrash #hiker #camping #thruhiking #pctlogo #travel #traveling #missthetrail #trekthepct @pacificcrest.trail

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Life’s a Hitch #pct2018

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