Pacific Crest Trail

A Somewhat Less Stereotypical Thru-Hiker

A Somewhat Less Stereotypical Thru-Hiker

Hey, everyone. Introductions are always the worst; they feel like one sided interviews. I’ll take the initiative by talking a little bit about myself and what led me to decide...

Feb 4, 2019 : Riley Gibbison
The Initial PCT Decision: I Was On A Boat Once

The Initial PCT Decision: I Was On A Boat Once

Narrating about my life and what caused me to miss the dirt, sweat, and tears of trekking. I present the roundabout way I committed to thru-hiking the PCT   Part...

Jan 13, 2019 : KTrepp
Opportunity to Help Trail Angels Who Lost Everything in Paradise Fire

Opportunity to Help Trail Angels Who Lost Everything in Paradise Fire

Pay it forward. Be kind. A little help can brighten someone's day. Long-distance trails like the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail and the tradition of Jack and Neoma Wisdom,...

Dec 18, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Chinook Trail – Meeting Up With The PCT From Hood River, OR, To Lost Lake Resort

Chinook Trail – Meeting Up With The PCT From Hood River, OR, To Lost Lake Resort

I knew this day would be the most brutal of the entire Chinook Trail journey. Over 5,000 feet of vertical from the Columbia River, up Mount Defiance, and past it...

Oct 31, 2018 : Sean Berry
Going Back to the Trail, This Time Solo

Going Back to the Trail, This Time Solo

As I stare at this empty page and Trek dashboard I can’t help but think – So much has changed. In my head, I’m the same person that I’ve always...

Oct 17, 2018 : Alex Wnorowski
Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

With just a couple of weeks before the start of my 300+ mile thru-hike of the Chinook Trail my gear list is dialed in pretty well. I’ve tested it on...

Sep 15, 2018 : Sean Berry
Surviving the End of a Trail Relationship

Surviving the End of a Trail Relationship

Sigh. Trail relationships. They are transient at worst, transformational at best. Perhaps you met someone early on in your hike who, within a matter of days, got to know the...

Sep 14, 2018 : Janel Gazelle
Planning a Route For 300+ Mile Chinook Trail Thru-Hike

Planning a Route For 300+ Mile Chinook Trail Thru-Hike

So I have decided to do the Chinook Trail. I have two to three weeks of vacation time, have my gear and money saved up to cover expenses. The next...

Sep 1, 2018 : Sean Berry
What I Appreciate, What I Don’t Miss

What I Appreciate, What I Don’t Miss

I recently stayed in town (Truckee, CA) for a few days as I was lucky enough to have grown up near the area and have a place to stay. I...

Jul 19, 2018 : Taylor Sienkiewicz
Applying Trail Phrases to Life in NYC

Applying Trail Phrases to Life in NYC

I was sitting on the couch in my Brooklyn apartment on Saturday morning, sipping coffee from my favorite mug. I admired it’s speckled glaze and exposed clay surface. The colors...

Jul 16, 2018 : Lauren Hafley