Pacific Crest Trail

Respite

Respite

Jul 2, 2017 : Kate Bradley
Overjoyed

Overjoyed

Day 42. Mile 1329. I've never been more smelly, dirty, hairy or sleepy. Dried blood streaks cover my legs, and my hair has begun dreading itself. Essentially, all I do...

Jun 29, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Right before leaving the desert and entering the long-awaited Sierras, a trail angel named Coppertone told me, "don't be stupid, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself out there." This...

Jun 22, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

The First 500: A collection of photographs from the PCT

Today marks my two-month trailiversarry and, being only 566 miles in, it's safe to say I'm taking my sweet time. Sure I've knocked out a few 20 mile days here...

Jun 13, 2017 : Reptar
500-Mile Wisdom

500-Mile Wisdom

Mile 566. Day 22. I am a 21-year-old who uses diaper rash cream daily. I have disproportionally tan hands (thanks to my long-sleeved sun shirt), and I rejoice when I...

Jun 10, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Early Thru-hike Thoughts

Early Thru-hike Thoughts

179 miles. Day 8. I've been procrastinating with writing this first post because I feel as if I should have something profound and remarkable to write. Over the past week...

May 25, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
I’m Home Free, Not Homeless

I’m Home Free, Not Homeless

~The Final Countdown~ Now for the Surprise I've been waiting to tell! This year I will be hiking the PCT, not only that but if i finish in a reasonable...

Apr 29, 2017 : Erick Gaudreau
How Long Should I Wait to Clean My PCT Gear? An Idiot’s Guide

How Long Should I Wait to Clean My PCT Gear? An Idiot’s Guide

There is a certain class of hiker for whom the idea of the next trek is all-consuming. These worthy people, many of whom write for or read this website, spend...

Apr 11, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
An Extended Approach To the PCT on the PNT

An Extended Approach To the PCT on the PNT

What about all the snow? It's a question PCT hopefuls this year can't avoid.  NOBO, SOBO, or Whatever-BO, there is going to be snow persisting along the trail throughout the...

Apr 7, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

The year 1875 was an eventful one. It was the year in which Karl Marx, the father of communism, brought to prominence the old saying “From each according to his...

Apr 3, 2017 : Chuck McKeever