desert

Long Days Taking in the Enchantment of the Basin

Long Days Taking in the Enchantment of the Basin

The Great Divide Basin in Wyoming is a section of trail road that not too many hikers speak highly of.  This is due to the heat, exposure, and lack of...

Jul 29, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Out of the Desert After Struggles with Heat, Injuries

Out of the Desert After Struggles with Heat, Injuries

I am currently in Kennedy Meadows, resting and celebrating the fact that I am out of the desert and heading into the Sierra. I had some serious struggles throughout the...

Jun 28, 2018 : Brittney Heath
A Comparison of Cows and Hikers

A Comparison of Cows and Hikers

Despite the obvious differences of how many legs we choose to walk on and the fact that hikers aren’t shot in the head when they get old and fat enough,...

May 26, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Into the Silver City

Into the Silver City

The walk out of Lordsburg was full of sunshine and flat miles.  I did not mind the easy walking; however, we left town at 2 p.m. during the heat of...

May 6, 2018 : Brian Cornell
What I think about when I think about hiking (on the PCT)

What I think about when I think about hiking (on the PCT)

After 558  miles on the PCT, I have finally sat down to write and, well, you're reading this so you know that. Since it's taken me this long and since...

Jun 20, 2017 : Lauren Hafley
Pacific Crest Trail: Campo to Julian

Pacific Crest Trail: Campo to Julian

Campo, CA (mile 0) to Julian, CA (mile 77) /embed] April 27 "Expectation is the Root of all Heartache" The day has finally arrived. I get to attempt to thruhike...

Apr 30, 2016 : Digger
Week Two: A Horse with No Name

Week Two: A Horse with No Name

  Week 2: Julian to Idyllwild The Anza-Borrega region is bleeding into the Mojave area now, and we are turning into desert animals.  Our days have turned to dusty walks along...

Apr 23, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
PCT Section A: 109 Miles of Ups and, Well, Ups

PCT Section A: 109 Miles of Ups and, Well, Ups

Hey Everyone! I started the PCT a week early-March 14-with my husband, whom I coerced into joining me for Section A. Section A starts at the Mexico border and ends...

Mar 29, 2016 : Amy Bee
Desert Day Dreaming about PCT Section A

Desert Day Dreaming about PCT Section A

Now that I’m about 2.5 months away from my PCT start date, I’ve been having lots of day dreams about the first 78 miles I did last March, from Campo...

Jan 6, 2016 : Amy Bee
Gear Review: Outdoor Research Sombriolet

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Sombriolet

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review. Specs: UPF Rating: 50 plus Size of brim: 3 by 3 ¾ inches Weight: 3.1 oz Material: Nylon and Polyester,...

Oct 29, 2015 : Maggie Wallace