thru hike

The Challenges Have Begun, The Trail has not

The Challenges Have Begun, The Trail has not

Now, I knew that wildfires and learning how to avoid them would be a significant piece of coming out here, but I didn’t think it would be a major source...

Jul 17, 2021 : Ellie B.
PCT SOBO 2021 Harts Pass-Canada

PCT SOBO 2021 Harts Pass-Canada

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. I was reminded of this poem by Robert Frost time and time again in the last few days....

Jul 1, 2021 : Logan Roark
Allow Me to (Re)Introduce Myself

Allow Me to (Re)Introduce Myself

TLDR; I’m hiking because I’m sad my mom died and a medium told me to go to the woods to find myself. Skeptical? Fair enough, I would be rolling my...

Jun 18, 2021 : Ellie B.
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
The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Feels Wow. It’s finally happening. It’s not going to begin and it’s not finished. It’s in the present. I am a PCT thru-hiker. A very novice one, but I’m...

May 6, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Water… Need Water

Water… Need Water

Let’s complete a brief water consumption exercise, shall we?

Apr 27, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Are These the 11 Hardest Resupply Towns on the PCT?

Are These the 11 Hardest Resupply Towns on the PCT?

How many calories did I consume on the JMT? No clue. Was it enough? No. Hiker hunger is real.

Apr 7, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

Here is a breakdown of how I spent my time preparing for my 2021 PCT NOBO Thru-hike...

Mar 30, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Packing Self Care

Packing Self Care

When I first started backpacking, I excelled right away. Not because I was particularly knowledgeable or athletic, but because I was really good at enduring pain. Childhood trauma and lifelong

Mar 27, 2021 : Lacie
The Pinhoti Trail: A Journey Begins

The Pinhoti Trail: A Journey Begins

The Pinhoti Trail sits at the southernmost tip of the Appalachians and a great trail for an A.T. trial run. Starting in Alabama and terminating in Georgia just shy of...

Mar 23, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon