#pct2018

Fourth Fake Zero Post PCT Analysis

Fourth Fake Zero Post PCT Analysis

I finished my PCT thru-hike four days ago. Adjustment back to a normal balanced life feels good, but has left me feeling like a feather in the wind, that could...

Sep 25, 2018 : Olympia
The Path to Heaven and the Climb from Hell

The Path to Heaven and the Climb from Hell

First, we’re still alive and well. Second, we know it’s been awhile since our last post, and we apologize for this. Not to make excuses but we’ve been out of...

Jul 29, 2018 : Nolan and Michelle
Getting Through the Halfway Blues

Getting Through the Halfway Blues

The “halfway blues” is a common malady for long distance hikers. The middle of a thruhike can be tough. The honeymoon phase has long since worn off and our days...

Jul 9, 2018 : Janel Gazelle
Idyllwild to Big Bear: The Pilgrimage for Pancakes

Idyllwild to Big Bear: The Pilgrimage for Pancakes

We awoke to the sun baking our tent in San Jacinto State Park. Having gotten in late the evening before the good shady spots in the designated PCT camping area...

Jul 1, 2018 : Nolan and Michelle
Out of the Desert After Struggles with Heat, Injuries

Out of the Desert After Struggles with Heat, Injuries

I am currently in Kennedy Meadows, resting and celebrating the fact that I am out of the desert and heading into the Sierra. I had some serious struggles throughout the...

Jun 28, 2018 : Brittney Heath
My First PCT Black Bear Encounter

My First PCT Black Bear Encounter

Here are some thoughts I had after running into my first black bear all alone on trail. It was a sow and two cubs about 15 feet off trail.

Jun 17, 2018 : Olympia
Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

A little trip down the mental lane of a Thru-hiker on the PCT

Jun 8, 2018 : Olympia
“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

There’s been a lot of talk recently about “bro culture” on long trails and in the outdoor industry in general. Last week, I experienced it firsthand on the Pacific Crest...

May 14, 2018 : Janel Gazelle
Do You Understand Why I’m Doing This?

Do You Understand Why I’m Doing This?

Why I think people think I'm doing this. --I'm a lost young adult of the millennials. --I don't want responsibility. --Ego trip. --Dirty hippie. --I don't want to work. While...

Mar 4, 2018 : Olympia
Hiking for a Cause: PCT 2018 to Empower Girls in Nature

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

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be hiking the PCT in 2018 to raise money for nonprofits that are helping young people, especially young women, gain confidence in themselves...

Jul 25, 2017 : Janel Gazelle