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Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The disappointing start to the 2020...

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy
Pacific Crest Trail NOGO

Pacific Crest Trail NOGO

A Harsh Reality Most mornings, I wake up with the sudden realization of our painful reality. Instead of waking up in my tent somewhere in the California desert, I wake...

Apr 20, 2020 : Emily and Parkes
PCT 2020: A Class Divided

PCT 2020: A Class Divided

The Beginning This year started out much like any other year for the Pacific Crest Trail class of 2020 hopefuls. People started popping up on social media, on vlogs, on...

Apr 19, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Leaving the PCT Because of COVID-19: A Day-by-Day Breakdown

Leaving the PCT Because of COVID-19: A Day-by-Day Breakdown

A few weeks ago I decided to quit the PCT because of COVID-19. It sucks, but I’m one of the lucky ones. I still have a home, a job, and...

Apr 14, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Storing Away My Gear

Storing Away My Gear

It’s Friday April 10 – Today would mark my first steps on the Pacific Crest Trail. So I want to celebrate my NOGO start date by dedicating this post to...

Apr 10, 2020 : Marijn
There Is a Season and a Time to Every Purpose

There Is a Season and a Time to Every Purpose

I wasn’t positive I was even going to write this. I couldn’t figure out the appropriate tone to take. It seems so trivial and narcissistic to assume that anyone cares...

Apr 6, 2020 : Lance Goehring
Day One: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Day One: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Today Today I woke up to another cloudy, gray Oregon morning.  I rolled out from under the comforter and walked into the kitchen. I made myself a cup of Earl...

Apr 6, 2020 : Justine
A Thru-Hiker Letter to COVID-19

A Thru-Hiker Letter to COVID-19

Dear COVID-19, Leave. Get out of our bodies. Get off trail. You, COVID-19, YOU #stayhome. This is not a request from the PCTA, but a demand from me, a human....

Mar 30, 2020 : Shannon Quadres
Gear Prep Paralysis

Gear Prep Paralysis

Making gear decisions as an aspiring first-time thru-hiker.

Mar 30, 2020 : Marcy Lynn
They Stole My Gear but not My Community

They Stole My Gear but not My Community

Hi. My name is Kaitlin and my PCT dream was stolen. And I know what the first thing that pops in your mind when reading that statement is---you and thousands...

Mar 29, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser