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From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From PCT to PNT: The Journey

From the loss of a journey to the exciting stages of a new hike, pandemic times are changing the process of planning a thruhike for potential hikers.

Sep 16, 2021 : Flower
Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

Goodbye PCT, Hello Colorado Trail!

A lot has changed since I last posted, including the trail I’m hiking! I restarted at Sonora Pass as planned the day after my last post. Between the elevation change...

Sep 13, 2021 : Ellie B.
Southbound into Oregon

Southbound into Oregon

So many NOBOs told me, “you’ll love Oregon. It’s flat, and you’ll easily be able to get 30-35 mile days.”   Hmmm… I believed them.  I was thinking, “Score! I’ll...

Sep 7, 2021 : Janine
Crossing into Oregon (July 30)

Crossing into Oregon (July 30)

This afternoon was a hot, hot afternoon.  I told a friend I'd been hiking with, I just need to hike mindlessly for a while.  Even the effort of chatting while...

Sep 6, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Climb up from Seiad Valley (July 29)

Climb up from Seiad Valley (July 29)

I recognize as I write this that I am so far behind in my posts!  The plan is to continue to write about the days that stuck out to me,...

Sep 6, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Day 132 Start: Cascade LocksEnd: Dirt road 4 miles before Trout CreekPCT Miles Hikes Today: 25.3 We had a difficult night’s sleep in the PCT hiker area of the campground,...

Sep 1, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Well, that's depressing. I just calculated how many miles I've actually hiked versus how many I have had to skip (below). While I knew the general ballpark it's painful to...

Aug 29, 2021 : Ellie B.
Oregon: The Vortex State

Oregon: The Vortex State

I blinked and I am done with Oregon. Oregon was short but so, so sweet. The forests are lush, the lakes are deep, and the elevation is less steep. Oregon...

Aug 27, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Navigating the Oregon Closures

Navigating the Oregon Closures

Day 40 Miles: 10 (out of Timberline Lodge) Mousetrap, B-, Meghan and I figured out, by talking to NOBOs, that the roads to Ollalie Lake were open. We decided we’re going...

Aug 26, 2021 : Morgan Balog
Doing what I love, while doing what I love

Doing what I love, while doing what I love

Hikers need yoga. That’s a given.  And maybe it’s not everyday that someone who teaches yoga for a living hikes the PCT and gets to offer her services to hikers...

Aug 26, 2021 : Janine