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Weeks 2-3: The Desert Trials

Weeks 2-3: The Desert Trials

Weeks 2-3 on the PCT brought me from Julian to Big Bear Lake, challenging me with diverse desert terrains and rewarding me with profound personal growth. Alongside my fellow hikers,...

May 14, 2024 : Sid
Week 1: A Week of Firsts

Week 1: A Week of Firsts

One whole week. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been living this new life for a whole week. And what a life it is! Trail life so far has not...

Apr 30, 2024 : Sid
Personal Safety: Are Throwing Axes the Ultimate Trail Defense

Personal Safety: Are Throwing Axes the Ultimate Trail Defense

What is on Trail that Necessitates Personal Safety? As I get closer to our next long distance hike, I find myself listening to Backpacker Radio more and more. On a...

Apr 21, 2024 : Aidan
Ms Frizzles’ First Two Weeks

Ms Frizzles’ First Two Weeks

Plentiful Friends As I drove to Cleef camp and looked at the circle of hikers gathered around a fire, I felt anxious about meeting so many strangers. Day one we...

Apr 1, 2024 : Lucia Elder
Pacific Crest Trail: Thru-Hike 2 – The Return to Dirtbagging

Pacific Crest Trail: Thru-Hike 2 – The Return to Dirtbagging

A May 14th NOBO permit for the Pacific Crest Trail. A 63-day countdown. A full-time job to finish. A life to pack up in boxes. An ever-growing To Do List....

Mar 12, 2024 : Aidan
Prepping to Hike (with) Enlightened Gossamer

Prepping to Hike (with) Enlightened Gossamer

My first introduction to backpacking was in 2011 when I signed up for a mountaineering course in Cal State Long Beach, CA. At the time, there was a set of...

Mar 7, 2024 : Saida Garcia
A Bundle of “I don’t knows”

A Bundle of “I don’t knows”

Hello fellow Trekkers! My name is Saida and I am a 33 year old female, Los Angeles native. My current home base is Sacramento, CA where I relocated to in...

Feb 26, 2024 : Saida Garcia
The One About the Girl That Walked to Canada

The One About the Girl That Walked to Canada

But in the end this was just a story about a hike. A long one. About hardship and beauty. Struggle and friendship. How a girl started walking from Mexico but...

Dec 20, 2023 : Sara Falck
The One About Washington

The One About Washington

The beginning of every last time. Last time making a campfire. Last time swimming. Last hitchhike. Last burger. Last sunny day. Last last last. I wanted everything to last. But...

Dec 15, 2023 : Sara Falck
Queer Tales from the Trail- Words from Llamadramas!

Queer Tales from the Trail- Words from Llamadramas!

 It’s been a moment! I posted the first 'Queer tales from the trail' blog way back in May 2022. From one of the precious landmarks on the PCT where the...

Jul 28, 2023 : Rachel McVittie