Lisa Pulsifer

I'm a passionate hiker and educator based in the Pacific Northwest. I started thru-hiking to help me battle mental illness and prove to myself just how amazing I am. Over the last few years I've section hiked over 20% of the Pacific Crest Trail and countless other trails up and down the West Coast. Much of my hiking is covered on my website - westcoasthikergirl.com

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Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Washington

Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Washington

512 miles, 111,000 feet of elevation gain, and 107,450 feet of elevation loss. And you thought the Sierra were hard! Due to the south-to-north trend

Jun 16, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
8 of the Best Stretches for Thru-Hikers

8 of the Best Stretches for Thru-Hikers

Long-distance backpacking may not be considered a sport by some, but that doesn't mean hikers aren't endurance athletes. Thru-hiking requires

Jun 10, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
The Pacific Northwest Trail: 1,200 Miles of Rugged Wilderness

The Pacific Northwest Trail: 1,200 Miles of Rugged Wilderness

The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail is a 1,200-mile route crossing the northern reaches of Montana, Idaho, and Washington. It was dreamed up

Apr 26, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Here’s What to Expect at an ALDHA-West Ruck

Here’s What to Expect at an ALDHA-West Ruck

It was a warm, sunny Saturday morning and I was on my way toward the foothills of the North Cascades mountains. I enjoyed a picture-perfect view of

Apr 1, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
8 Reasons to Section Hike a Long Trail

8 Reasons to Section Hike a Long Trail

Being able to thru-hike a National Scenic Trail is a dream come true for many. Thru-hikers will spend up to six months hiking a long trail like the

Jan 31, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer