PCT

They Stole My Gear but not My Community

They Stole My Gear but not My Community

Hi. My name is Kaitlin and my PCT dream was stolen. And I know what the first thing that pops in your mind when reading that statement is---you and thousands...

Mar 29, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Preparing for the Physical Challenges of the PCT

Preparing for the Physical Challenges of the PCT

Only about twenty percent of those who start a Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hike complete the journey. I had to do everything possible physically before getting on the trail to ensure...

Mar 14, 2020 : Old Man and the PCT
How I Didn’t Decide to Hike the PCT

How I Didn’t Decide to Hike the PCT

If you were to review my stream of consciousness over the last year—during which the “Forrest is going to hike the PCT” reality has come to exist—you would never find...

Mar 14, 2020 : Forrest Stewart
Comment Response : Kindness Will Win

Comment Response : Kindness Will Win

I could tell from his comment that he must have read at least four of my previous writings. I screen shot the text and added a heart to keepsake it...

Mar 1, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Hiking, Vlogging, and Podcasting Under “Old Man and the PCT”

Hiking, Vlogging, and Podcasting Under “Old Man and the PCT”

I have never been known to do things halfway. Life is too short. It is a gift. It must be inhaled fully and deeply. And reward is not without risk.

Feb 26, 2020 : Old Man and the PCT
Social Media – The New PCT Bible

Social Media – The New PCT Bible

Is Social Media Hurting the PCT? In the year 2013 the Pacific Crest Trail Association issued 1,879 permits. Jump ahead to just five years later in the year 2018 and...

Feb 23, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT Is Closing

Etna Hiker’s Hut on the PCT Is Closing

2020 is shaping up to be a year of big changes in the PCT trail angel community. Following announcements from Hiker Heaven, Casa de Luna, and Scout and Frodo, yesterday,...

Feb 19, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
The PCT Is Calling – My Dog, That Is

The PCT Is Calling – My Dog, That Is

What About Fido?  I am helpless and ridiculously in love with my rescued, and slightly feral, puppy dawned Dingo. She is a one-year-old German Shepherd - Aussie Cattle mix who...

Feb 16, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

I watched him pull up a colorful circle graph with a optimistic charm of who he believed he was addressing. Point by point he delightfully shared each item portrayed, weighed...

Feb 2, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

I planned to use one of my first posts to share the reasons why I have decided to hike the PCT. It seemed like a sensible thing to do. It’s...

Jan 25, 2020 : Cat Morton