PCT

Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Out of town and Up the Mountain It was fairly difficult leaving Wrightwood, CA. Two nights of big meals and relaxation are sure to make you lazy. I finally got...

May 22, 2019 : Benjamin Martin
Vignettes of Pain, Homesickness, and Abounding Joy

Vignettes of Pain, Homesickness, and Abounding Joy

It is utterly impossible to summarize my experience over these past ten days in a blog post. It's utterly impossible to summarize my experience in my journal at night, and...

May 9, 2019 : Sam Cooper
Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Raising Awareness Triple Crown Style Some trail names demand a backstory, while others need no explanation. When you meet someone called Billy Goat or Legend, for instance, it's safe to...

Apr 30, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Trail Update – Warner Springs to San Jacinto

Trail Update – Warner Springs to San Jacinto

Warner Springs I take my first zero in Warner Springs, where it is fabled, there is a community center where I can soak my feet in Epsom salts and take a...

Apr 29, 2019 : Jonathan Culp
Blogpost, Pt. I: Hiking to Feel at “Home”

Blogpost, Pt. I: Hiking to Feel at “Home”

Hi! Hello! Pearl here! This spring I am starting my northbound (NOBO) thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). My start date: April 24, 2019. I will be starting my second thru-hike....

Apr 21, 2019 : Pearl
Stories from the Trail: Second Chance Hiker

Stories from the Trail: Second Chance Hiker

Long-distance hiking is hard enough when you're a little overweight. Hard, but not impossible. After all, look at how many people use thru-hiking as a way to do just that....

Apr 18, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

After doing a couple of shakedown hikes (the most helpful being the Skyway Loop in Alabama), I've realized why they are so important as prep for a Pacific Crest Trail...

Apr 16, 2019 : Elise Ott
His and Hers PCT Gear List

His and Hers PCT Gear List

April 18 is only a few days away, which means that we are only a few days away from starting the PCT! We thought we’d jump on here to share...

Apr 14, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
My Version of “Why I Want to Thru-Hike”

My Version of “Why I Want to Thru-Hike”

In about 6 weeks, on May 22, I will be starting my PCT thru-hike from the Southern Terminus at the US/Mexico border. I am almost physically itching to start. In...

Apr 11, 2019 : Seagull
The PCT Arrives Front and Center in This Hiker’s Life

The PCT Arrives Front and Center in This Hiker’s Life

I didn’t have a plan for life when I got done with the AT in 1977. Bad move on my part. The AT was as far as my planning ever...

Apr 1, 2019 : Beerman