PCT

From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From the loss of a journey to the exciting stages of a new hike, pandemic times are changing the process of planning a thruhike for potential hikers.

Sep 16, 2021 : Flower
Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

A lot has changed since I last posted, including the trail I’m hiking! I restarted at Sonora Pass as planned the day after my last post. Between the elevation change...

Sep 13, 2021 : Ellie B.
Southbound into Oregon

Southbound into Oregon

So many NOBOs told me, “you’ll love Oregon. It’s flat, and you’ll easily be able to get 30-35 mile days.”   Hmmm… I believed them.  I was thinking, “Score! I’ll...

Sep 7, 2021 : Janine
Seeing it thru

Seeing it thru

I’m writing right now as a means of processing and coping with the news of all California National Forest land closing due to wildfires, and as a reflection of my...

Sep 1, 2021 : Rachel Crafford
Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Well, that's depressing. I just calculated how many miles I've actually hiked versus how many I have had to skip (below). While I knew the general ballpark it's painful to...

Aug 29, 2021 : Ellie B.
Doing what I love, while doing what I love

Doing what I love, while doing what I love

Hikers need yoga. That’s a given.  And maybe it’s not everyday that someone who teaches yoga for a living hikes the PCT and gets to offer her services to hikers...

Aug 26, 2021 : Janine
Music Recommendations?

Music Recommendations?

Sometimes when I’m on trail, music is nice to have playing.  I made a playlist on Spotify before leaving for the trail, but I would love some input and to...

Aug 18, 2021 : Janine
A Life of Extremes

A Life of Extremes

In the span of a couple days (and about 100 trail miles), it went from thunderstorms, rain and cold, to extreme heat, smoke and fire. Talk about opposite ends of...

Aug 14, 2021 : Janine
One State Down, On to Oregon!

One State Down, On to Oregon!

I’m currently writing from Stevenson, WA, the town right at the Oregon/Washington border. It’s been an eventful few weeks since I last posted.

Aug 13, 2021 : Ellie B.
I have to break up with my Zpacks backpack

I have to break up with my Zpacks backpack

People have shared that gear may shift along the course of a thru-hike, but it is not without some sadness that I didn’t get my pack choice right from the...

Aug 8, 2021 : Janine