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Hiking for More Than Just Ourselves

Hiking for More Than Just Ourselves

Fragile "I'm not hopeful." Those were the words that rang through my head as I stood in the emergency room with some of my dearest friends from college. I was...

Feb 25, 2020 : Emily and Parkes
PCT Parenting: A Letter Home

PCT Parenting: A Letter Home

On My Start Day... Soon Today, I start walking the Pacific Crest Trail. It is the day I’ve been talking about since September 2019. I know this is a huge...

Feb 25, 2020 : Shannon Quadres
My Vibe: Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sheryl Crow

My Vibe: Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sheryl Crow

When someone says, "tell me about yourself", these could be potential reasons why I'm not the worst person to waste time with. Here's a little insight into who I am...

Feb 24, 2020 : Bryce Maki
23 Days to Go, or Is It 24?

23 Days to Go, or Is It 24?

My name is Will. I live in sunny and heavily developed Orange County, California. I'll be hiking Pacific Crest Crest Trail this year. I'll start in the middle of March...

Feb 23, 2020 : Will Raschke
Social Media – The New PCT Bible

Social Media – The New PCT Bible

Is Social Media Hurting the PCT? In the year 2013 the Pacific Crest Trail Association issued 1,879 permits. Jump ahead to just five years later in the year 2018 and...

Feb 23, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
How to Handle a Mid-Career Thru-Hike

How to Handle a Mid-Career Thru-Hike

When you finally take the big plunge and decide to undertake a thru-hike, you’ve only begun to make the tough decisions.  What the hell do you do about your job,...

Feb 22, 2020 : Lance Goehring
Thru-Hiking “The Right Way”

Thru-Hiking “The Right Way”

So you want go thru hiking? Read this article. If anyone says otherwise, look them dead in the eye and say, “Just watch me.”

Feb 22, 2020 : Taogoi
Am I Ready? Psst, I Better Be!

Am I Ready? Psst, I Better Be!

It's been a year and a half of preparing for this 2,653-mile journey. One and a half years that have absolutely FLOWN by. I've gotten my permits, my passport, taken...

Feb 22, 2020 : Stefanie Bolivar
Nightmares, Setbacks, and Failures

Nightmares, Setbacks, and Failures

What have I gotten myself into?

Feb 22, 2020 : Becca Mickley
Main Differences Planning My First Vs. Second Thru-Hike

Main Differences Planning My First Vs. Second Thru-Hike

Sometimes I forget I'm leaving for the PCT in two months. A friend will offer ticket to a concert in July, or throw around plans for a May climbing trip,...

Feb 21, 2020 : Maggie Slepian