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Why I’m Hiking the PCT This Year Instead of Going Back to School

Why I’m Hiking the PCT This Year Instead of Going Back to School

“Dude, guess what? I think I’m going to hike the PCT next year.” Receiving this text message from one of my dearest friends, Kelly, aka my “trail sister” would dramatically...

Nov 30, 2021 : Rachel Shoemaker
PCT Permit? Acquired.

PCT Permit? Acquired.

First thing is first. My name is Kelly from Pittsburgh, PA. I’m your typical nature lover that wants to say "poop poop society" for 5-6 months. 

Nov 27, 2021 : Kelly
The PCT Thru-Hike Checklist: 29 Things To Do Before You Start

The PCT Thru-Hike Checklist: 29 Things To Do Before You Start

Getting ready for a thru-hike is a daunting process. Unplugging from the stress of day-to-day life for a multi-month trek sounds incredible, but first, you have to actually get to...

Nov 18, 2021 : Kelly Floro
The Trail Was My Life for a While, And I Lived It

The Trail Was My Life for a While, And I Lived It

I thought I could write. I thought there was a creative power I would tap into while walking that walk. That I’d find some deep knowledge to share, that there...

Nov 10, 2021 : Lara Antonia
Derail – Conclusion

Derail – Conclusion

The final blog posts of the season are going up, and with them, the triumphant images of people standing at the Northern Terminus. The sign of a successful hike. However,...

Oct 31, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Finish (September 14-15)

Finish (September 14-15)

September 14.  Early morning.  I heard two of my friends whispering to each other and laughing this morning, so I unzipped my tent door and looked out to a beautiful...

Oct 12, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Experiencing Oregon (August 3-12)

Experiencing Oregon (August 3-12)

August 3.  The landscape of the day was hiking up and down over dry grassy yellow meadows, scrubby brushy areas with lots of oaks, pine forests.  I could look back...

Oct 6, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Backpacker Radio #119 | Lauren & Henri de la Vega: The Triple Crown Power Couple

Backpacker Radio #119 | Lauren & Henri de la Vega: The Triple Crown Power Couple

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Lauren and Henri de la Vega — a husband and wife southbounding the Continental Divide Trail...

Sep 22, 2021 : Mara Simonson
Fires and Tendons and Bears

Fires and Tendons and Bears

A journey of 1000 miles will probably seem longer if it begins with plantar fasciitis. A few months before starting the PCT, I woke up one morning, took a few...

Sep 21, 2021 : Richard
Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Day 132 Start: Cascade LocksEnd: Dirt road 4 miles before Trout CreekPCT Miles Hikes Today: 25.3 We had a difficult night’s sleep in the PCT hiker area of the campground,...

Sep 1, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela