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Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierra

Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierra

I'm writing on day 52 (mile 745) from a motel in Lone Pine after a short night of hot sleep. We weren't planning on staying in town, but we got...

Jun 24, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
Arizona Rocks

Arizona Rocks

If Pennsylvania is where boots go to die, the Arizona Trail is surely where they rot in hell.

Sep 22, 2018 : Siobhan Sheridan
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
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

Even though the weather is much cooler than when the herd will be walking through these parts, it's still hot. A 75 degree day here feels like 95 to me....

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