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My first PCT black bear encounter.. audio Clipz

My first PCT black bear encounter.. audio Clipz

Here’s some thoughts I had after running into my first black bear all alone on trail. It was a sow and two cubs about 15 ft off trail!

Jun 17, 2018 : Olympia
PCT update K

PCT update K

Update video for section K which covers from Echo lake to Donner summit. Enjoy! Chris

Jun 16, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Fearmongering the Sierra

Fearmongering the Sierra

It can happen on any part of the PCT, about any part, really. Every year partway through the desert the discussion and dilemma begins. Will the Sierra be passable when...

Jun 16, 2018 : Smokebeard
The Desert in Review

The Desert in Review

Over the last 33 days, I have found myself traversing through the blistering heat of the desert floor and ascending high mountain ridges. The first 702 miles of the Pacific...

Jun 16, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Book Three, Chapter Two – Mammoth Mountains and then Mammoth Lake

Book Three, Chapter Two – Mammoth Mountains and then Mammoth Lake

The Bishop to Mammoth Lakes stretch is challenging for a whole host of reasons. Firstly it's long, about a hundred sixteen miles. Secondly, you go over a high pass almost...

Jun 15, 2018 : Smokebeard
PCT Hammock Setup and Section L update

PCT Hammock Setup and Section L update

Hey Guys! I'm a little behind on updates but I put one together for section L from Donner Summit to Sierra City. It was only a few days so I...

Jun 14, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Go Into the Mountains with Utmost Respect

Go Into the Mountains with Utmost Respect

“Go with the utmost respect,” said a section hiker named Ingo Janas the night before I was to hike into the Sierra. Ingo knew better than anyone how dangerous these...

Jun 13, 2018 : Janel Healy
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 to walk...

Jun 13, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
The Highest Points: Lone Pine to Bishop

The Highest Points: Lone Pine to Bishop

Getting a Hitch Back to the Trail Leaving Miles and I stopped for dinner at Chicken Spring Lake before officially entering Sequoia National Park. This is the first new national...

Jun 12, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Southbounding the PCT, Part 4: Resupply, Towns, and Trail Angels

Southbounding the PCT, Part 4: Resupply, Towns, and Trail Angels

It's no secret that the majority of long-distance hikers on the PCT choose a Northbound itinerary. Many services along the trail tailor their schedules to best serve "The Bubble," which...

Jun 11, 2018 : Righteous