The Questions

The Questions

Acronym Party Because there ain't no party like an acronym party, the PCT is chock full of them. Let's learn! The PCT is - yep, you guessed it - the...

Jun 25, 2017 : Kate Bradley
Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

A hiker's choice of shelter is an entirely personal decision. Solo hikers who value space over weight often opt for a two-person freestanding tent, which allows livable space for hiker-plus-gear.

Jun 25, 2017 : The Editors
The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

Some of you may recall the 1974 book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig. If not, the play on my title...

Jun 25, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Ace: A Woman of Dogged Determination

Ace: A Woman of Dogged Determination

As Dad (what soon became his trail name after summiting Katahdin) and I stumbled into Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to, we were greeted by my mother, Ace. She had brought food...

Jun 25, 2017 : Keckeley Habel
The push and pull of unrealized goals.

The push and pull of unrealized goals.

This is a stream of consciousness post (SoC), not a well thought out, edited and polished post. I have been off the AT now for about 2.5 weeks; my second...

Jun 25, 2017 : BuzzCut
I am not a Mountaineer

I am not a Mountaineer

Let's go to Oregon, shall we? At the Oregon California border as we headed south. It's fun crossing a state border for once! If you've heard anything about trail conditions...

Jun 25, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

Coming to you from Winthrop, WA: My introduction to the Pacific Crest Trail has been so much more than I could have ever asked for.  It is so very different...

Jun 25, 2017 : Henry Slocum
In the Grayson Highlands

In the Grayson Highlands

Day 64: (June 16th) I woke up bright and early to the sounds of the birds. I grabbed the food bags, and headed to the shelter where Harambe was still...

Jun 24, 2017 : Keturamarie Lennick
Facing my fears….trusting God’s timing

Facing my fears….trusting God’s timing

Before starting my hike on the AT, I thought my greatest fear was "being abandoned" or "being alone"...especially in the woods....in the dark with roaches and spiders...away from civilization. I

Jun 24, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
Getting stuck in the vortex of Damascus

Getting stuck in the vortex of Damascus

Day 60: (June 12th) There were so many people at the Broken Fiddle that morning. Everyone for the most part was planning to take a zero day that day, so...

Jun 24, 2017 : Keturamarie Lennick