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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
Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

The year 1875 was an eventful one. It was the year in which Karl Marx, the father of communism, brought to prominence the old saying “From each according to his...

Apr 3, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Last Minute Advice for PCT Thru Hikers

Last Minute Advice for PCT Thru Hikers

A thru hike is a once in a lifetime experience. It's special. It's a break from the normalcy of city life - an opportunity to find your soul and enjoy...

Mar 26, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
Gratitude and Goals

Gratitude and Goals

     Some people dream of houses, cars, and a life of extravagance. I am not one of them. I dream of living in a place with no plumbing, where...

Feb 28, 2017 : Adam Ryan
Trail Motivation

Trail Motivation

About Me Hi there! I'm Christina. I'm a wife, health coach, marathon runner and soon-to-be thru hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is a dream...

Feb 23, 2017 : Christina Rose
Base Weight Breakdown

Base Weight Breakdown

PCT Permit Start Date: May 4, 2017 Below is our current base weights (excluding water, food, trekking poles and the clothes on our backs). JAKE       Item  Weight (g)...

Feb 22, 2017 : Christina Rose
“Adult” is a 5-Letter Word: Don’t Neglect These Things Before Your Hike

“Adult” is a 5-Letter Word: Don’t Neglect These Things Before Your Hike

Preparing for a thru hike can be lots of fun, but it's not all shakedown hikes and candy bar taste tests.  There's just a lot of stuff to do.  Some of...

Feb 15, 2017 : Henry Slocum
What it’s Like to Leave a Loved One Behind to Hike the PCT

What it’s Like to Leave a Loved One Behind to Hike the PCT

A week away from the beginning of my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, the southern terminus and the California desert were the furthest things from my mind. I’d thought of little...

Feb 10, 2017 : Chuck McKeever