Hi, I'm Poppy! 2019 PCT solo NOBO hiker. I was born and raised in California, near Yosemite, and this is my first time stepping foot on the PCT! I studied Molecular Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and now teach High School. Hiking is my favorite!
Getting ready to set out on a 2,650 mile hike would be a little intimidating to anyone. Add in my mature status, my seven leg surgeries, and my
Everyone asks, "Why are you hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?" Here are just a few reasons. I'm sure that I could come up with more. I don't know if
My trail goals: Let's start by saying I'm not a purist. If my foot doesn't touch every accessible inch of the PCT, I'm OK with that. My goal
When you've dreamed of something for so long and it actually really happens, it's hard to process at first. When I clicked on the PCT permit page on