PCT

Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows

A few weeks ago in southern Oregon, I was running like a madwoman through clouds of mosquitoes while listening to a meditation podcast with hopes of finding some zen. Drenched...

Aug 13, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Hiking for a Cause: PCT 2018 to Empower Girls in Nature

Hiking for a Cause: PCT 2018 to Empower Girls in Nature

In 2016, I launched a soul-searching journey of a lifetime. Now, it's time to repay the universe for the abundance I experienced when I committed to hiking the AT. I'm thrilled to announce...

Jul 25, 2017 : Janel Healy
What I Didn’t Expect

What I Didn’t Expect

I expected to lose a lot of toenails out here (but I haven't actually lost any!!!!). I expected to be really lonely and nervous and scared (all which are feelings...

Jul 15, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

I'm leaving for Seattle in three days.  If all goes according to plan, I will be back sometime around Halloween.  Here's my full list of possessions (minus consumables) during that time. For

Jul 7, 2017 : Zach
Respite

Respite

Jul 2, 2017 : Kate Bradley
What I think about when I think about hiking (on the PCT)

What I think about when I think about hiking (on the PCT)

After 558  miles on the PCT, I have finally sat down to write and, well, you're reading this so you know that. Since it's taken me this long and since...

Jun 20, 2017 : Lauren Hafley
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
Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Saturday, I watched both the sunrise and the sunset.  I woke up at 4am to begin my Fitted crampons with Vapor Barrier Socks (seemed a little thick, unlikely to use),...

May 2, 2017 : Danielle OFarrell
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
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