Southbound

The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

…and the journey wasn’t a straight line.  Allow me to share what the past 7 months have been like. In Dec of 2021, I “completed” the bulk of my PCT...

Aug 2, 2022 : Janine
Guess who’s back?

Guess who’s back?

It’s me, Janine; Sofa Queen, if you’ve met me on the trail.  I’m back! Apparently I couldn’t stay away.  Last year, I set out to complete a SOBO thru-hike of...

Jul 31, 2022 : Janine
Welcome

Welcome

You're invited to read along as I walk along the Appalachian Trail. (First backpacking selfie, 2015) WHO:  Hi, my name is MG. I’m a first-generation Filipina-American woman and I’m privileged...

Jan 23, 2022 : MG Hibionada
The Fear is Real…

The Fear is Real…

I’m realizing I get scared easily on this thru-hike. Is it because I am alone? Is it because the trail is difficult? Is it the unknown that awaits me in...

Nov 23, 2021 : Janine
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.
My walk through Washington

My walk through Washington

As a semi-recent college graduate with two degrees, one in the natural sciences and one in the humanities, I figured I would present my experience walking through Washington state on...

Aug 4, 2021 : Rachel Crafford
Views and Bugs: Northern Washington in a Nutshell

Views and Bugs: Northern Washington in a Nutshell

Here we are nearly two weeks into this grand adventure, and it already feels like too much has happened to recap! I'm currently taking my first zero day (day off...

Jul 30, 2021 : Ellie B.
Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Today, I am sitting in Portland in a cushy Marriot waiting for the bleach on my scalp to do its job so I can go purple again. I asked the...

Jul 26, 2021 : Logan Roark
T-Minus 10 weeks…

T-Minus 10 weeks…

I realize 10 weeks is still 2.5 months away, but as the end of spring nears and the start of the summer looms, my flight to Seattle will be here...

May 10, 2021 : Janine
Hi! My name is Janine, and here are a few reasons to follow my PCT SOBO journey…

Hi! My name is Janine, and here are a few reasons to follow my PCT SOBO journey…

5 good reasons to follow Janine on her SOBO Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) journey.

Mar 1, 2021 : Janine