You can call me Samwise (or Sam). I attempted to thru-hike the PCT in 2017, but it turned into more of a LASH (long-ass section hike). I've done the desert and Oregon, and am planning to get back as soon as possible to wrap up the rest of the trail. I am a proud Canadian, and I revel in living in the woods with my partner and puppy. You can check out more of my writing and gratuitous puppy pics at https://jubilant.blog
Getting to the PCT Southern Terminus from San Diego is not hard to do, either by public transit or by using established trail angels in the San Diego area.
Jeff and Donna Saufley have created a "Plan B" alternative to selling the Hiker Heaven hostel (located near the Pacific Crest Trail in Agua Dulce, CA)
A group of Triple Crowners talk with us about the their experiences on the CDT compared to the PCT and the AT.
We're interviewing two PCT thru-hikers who talked to us about packing out boxes of wine, high snow years, and shamanic demon urine rituals (yep).
The Sea to Summit / Flame UL Women's (15°) is a warm, ultralight mummy bag. There are no unnecessary features like mat attachments or extra zippers.
MSR is a popular outdoor gear equipment manufacturer, known for their stoves and tents. The Freelite 2 is a dual access, lightweight,
It’s official: Hiker Heaven is up for sale. After 22 years of generously hosting hikers in their Agua Dulce home, Jeff and Donna are moving to the
Coming in at 456 miles, Oregon is the shortest state on the PCT. It is also considered to be one of the easiest to hike. The eastern and western
Despite the prevalence of the HYOH mantra, there is still a lot of pressure on-trail to do a "true thru." Being short means that you have different concerns when thru-hiking and need to plan to do things a little differently.
The Sierra have sloped away as hikers head into Northern California and enter the next mountain range on the PCT: the Cascades. Unlike the sharp