Pacific Crest Trail

“The worst day on trail is better than the best day in town.”

“The worst day on trail is better than the best day in town.”

Have you ever had a person, maybe a friend or a partner, that you just can’t seem to stay mad at? They frustrate you or annoy you but no matter...

Jul 21, 2021 : Rachel Crafford
The Challenges Have Begun, The Trail has not

The Challenges Have Begun, The Trail has not

Now, I knew that wildfires and learning how to avoid them would be a significant piece of coming out here, but I didn’t think it would be a major source...

Jul 17, 2021 : Ellie B.
Health is Wealth

Health is Wealth

Health is wealth; to be healthy is to be wealthy. Never take for granted the body you have. Stress can impair you.

Jun 30, 2021 : Janine
Allow Me to (Re)Introduce Myself

Allow Me to (Re)Introduce Myself

TLDR; I’m hiking because I’m sad my mom died and a medium told me to go to the woods to find myself. Skeptical? Fair enough, I would be rolling my...

Jun 18, 2021 : Ellie B.
The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Feels Wow. It’s finally happening. It’s not going to begin and it’s not finished. It’s in the present. I am a PCT thru-hiker. A very novice one, but I’m...

May 6, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Water… Need Water

Water… Need Water

Let’s complete a brief water consumption exercise, shall we?

Apr 27, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

Here is a breakdown of how I spent my time preparing for my 2021 PCT NOBO Thru-hike...

Mar 30, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Packing Self Care

Packing Self Care

When I first started backpacking, I excelled right away. Not because I was particularly knowledgeable or athletic, but because I was really good at enduring pain. Childhood trauma and lifelong

Mar 27, 2021 : Lacie
Shaking Down and Dialing In: 2 Weeks To Go

Shaking Down and Dialing In: 2 Weeks To Go

Spring Conditions! For three glorious days, the weather here in Northern NH warmed up to spring-like conditions (which for us is anything over 40°F). All over town, people were feeling...

Mar 14, 2021 : Lacie
Glasses vs. Contacts

Glasses vs. Contacts

To see or not to see (with contacts)....that is the question. Let's start the debate between glasses vs contacts.

Mar 8, 2021 : Janine