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The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

I watched him pull up a colorful circle graph with a optimistic charm of who he believed he was addressing. Point by point he delightfully shared each item portrayed, weighed...

Feb 2, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
How to Safely Post Your Thru-Hike on Social Media

How to Safely Post Your Thru-Hike on Social Media

Many people are astounded when I tell them of my and Alex’s plans to thru-hike Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this summer. Their astonishment stems from a few areas, and is usually...

Jan 20, 2020 : Maggie Mitchell
A Triple Crowner’s Advice for Following Through on Your Hiking Goals

A Triple Crowner’s Advice for Following Through on Your Hiking Goals

It’s January of a new decade and ’tis the season for ambitious lists, goals, and vision boards for the coming year—adventurous ambitions hopefully among them. We set goals to push...

Jan 20, 2020 : Effie Drew
PCT Eat Your Heart Out

PCT Eat Your Heart Out

What are you going to eat? I shrugged my shoulders as I hesitantly explained my ultralight weight goal and how I do not plan on bringing a stove to achieve...

Jan 12, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
But the Cold Will Kill Me : Plot to Stay Warm on the PCT

But the Cold Will Kill Me : Plot to Stay Warm on the PCT

I have hiked 21 14,000ers in seven days. I have stood face to face with a bear ransacking my beloved Subaru. I have ice climbed frozen waterfalls wielding ice axes...

Jan 5, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Wind River My Route

Wind River My Route

“I found the perfect hike,” Cricket sent in a text along with a link to a video. “It’s called Wind River High Route (WRHR), roughly 80 miles, there will be...

Sep 26, 2019 : Peanut
Beautifully Ruined: A Life Transformed by Time on the Trail

Beautifully Ruined: A Life Transformed by Time on the Trail

How do you go through a life-changing experience, then slip right back into the life you had before? That’s a confounding question for me. It’s been hanging heavily over my...

Aug 2, 2019 : Joellyn Sargent
Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

After doing a couple of shakedown hikes (the most helpful being the Skyway Loop in Alabama), I've realized why they are so important as prep for a Pacific Crest Trail...

Apr 16, 2019 : Elise Ott
How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

Have you ever noticed that thru-hikers have an awful lot in common with zombies? Both are prone to shuffling glassy-eyed through the woods at strange hours. Both have large appetites

Apr 3, 2019 : Kelly Floro
10 Ways to Stay Warm and Avoid Hypothermia on the Trail

10 Ways to Stay Warm and Avoid Hypothermia on the Trail

It’s just before dawn, and the mountains all around you are tranquil. You can tell it’s going to be a glorious morning, and you feel the call of a new...

Mar 21, 2019 : Kelly Floro