#pct2018

Getting Through the Halfway Blues

Getting Through the Halfway Blues

As of yesterday, I'm halfway done with my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. I know I should feel excited, but I'm actually a little overwhelmed. Over the past few days the...

Jul 9, 2018 : Janel Healy
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

Hey humans out there! Well, I've made it to mile 700-plus of the PCT. Walking around 20 miles a day, I have a lot of time for reflection, thinking, zoning...

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 community in general. Last week, I experienced it firsthand on the Pacific Crest...

May 14, 2018 : Janel Healy
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

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