Taylor Weixl

I'm Taylor (known as 'Canadian Treasure' on the trail) and I'm currently hiking the PCT. This has been an incredible experience so far and I've only just entered Oregon! Aside from hiking, I'm into riding my bike, skiing, yoga, and learning new things - especially from other people or books. I'm from British Columbia, Canada.

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The Daily Grind in Washington

The Daily Grind in Washington

After more than four months of hiking, I have about 2.5 weeks left on trail. At this point most things feel routine, although the scenery varies and

Sep 10, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
Solo Hiking and New Friends in Oregon

Solo Hiking and New Friends in Oregon

I have now completed about 300 miles of Oregon and I have about 150 to go until I cross into Washington. This section has been a much different

Aug 23, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
Personal Growth, Our Hopes for Oregon and Washington

Personal Growth, Our Hopes for Oregon and Washington

After more than three months in California, I have now crossed into Oregon. Reaching this border felt like the most significant milestone of the

Aug 11, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
Ten Things I’ve Learned in 1,000 Miles

Ten Things I’ve Learned in 1,000 Miles

1,000 miles down! It still hasn't sunk in that I've walked that far, even though I can look on a map and see that I am not just level with San

Jul 11, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
A Week of Mountain Passes and Solitude

A Week of Mountain Passes and Solitude

This past week has been such a rich experience. I swam in freezing cold lakes, felt the intensity of the sun while climbing up steep switchbacks, saw

Jun 30, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
Spectacular Scenery and a Sunrise Summit in the Sierra

Spectacular Scenery and a Sunrise Summit in the Sierra

The last two days have been nothing short of spectacular. Yesterday Flamingo Sunrise, Hot Tuna, and I summited Mt. Whitney for sunrise. Mt. Whitney

Jun 20, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
We’ve Reached Kennedy Meadows and the Stoke Level Is High

We’ve Reached Kennedy Meadows and the Stoke Level Is High

Reaching Kennedy Meadows has been the biggest milestone of the trail so far; it means the end of the desert and start of the Sierra. It felt awesome

Jun 13, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
The Power of Being Yourself

The Power of Being Yourself

This morning we hiked a few miles to get to Casa de Luna - Terrie and Joe Anderson's place in Green Valley, CA, which is a lengendary stop for PCT

May 31, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
My Favorite Part of Thru-Hiking Isn’t the Food

My Favorite Part of Thru-Hiking Isn’t the Food

This morning I arrived in the town of Wrightwood, where the people have been great to us so far. We got a ride into town with a trail runner named

May 24, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
A Tramily’s Fave Trail Moments, Food, and Songs

A Tramily’s Fave Trail Moments, Food, and Songs

Today seems like it has lasted about a week and it is only midafternoon. We woke up this morning at a campsite 0.4 miles from the Highway 18

May 19, 2018 : Taylor Weixl