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Am I Putting My Life on Hold?

Am I Putting My Life on Hold?

Friends and Family told me that thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail will put my life on hold. This is my story of defying normal to live my best life

Jan 17, 2020 : Dan "Miz"
Embracing the Challenge: Training and the PCT

Embracing the Challenge: Training and the PCT

Are you willing to train to achieve, or will you sit at home and dream?

Jan 17, 2020 : Becca Mickley
My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

Hot Topic Isn’t Just a Clothing Store Gear seems to be the hottest and most highly requested topic in the online backpacking realms and for good reason. Lightweight, good-quality gear...

Jan 16, 2020 : Shannon R
Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

For Part Two, I asked fellow SOBOs their start and finish dates, what they liked about the schedule, and what about it was difficult. To close it out, we touch...

Jan 15, 2020 : Righteous
My First Backpacking Trip

My First Backpacking Trip

My first backpacking trip was a disaster. My husband and I decided to tackle a 48-mile loop hike around the Three Sisters in Oregon, part of which overlaps the PCT....

Jan 13, 2020 : Stephanie Grace
I Need a Bigger Bear Canister

I Need a Bigger Bear Canister

My shakedown hike on the John Muir Trail highlighted several gear issues, but in this post I'm going to focus on the bear canister. In particular, the calorie restrictions it...

Jan 12, 2020 : Richard Humphreys
PCT Eat Your Heart Out

PCT Eat Your Heart Out

What are you going to eat? I shrugged my shoulders as I hesitantly explained my ultralight weight goal and how I do not plan on bringing a stove to achieve...

Jan 12, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
A Lifetime of Wanderlust

A Lifetime of Wanderlust

Everyone has that one moment that started them on the path to being who they are...

Jan 11, 2020 : Becca Mickley
I Saved $8,000 in Four Months for My Thru-Hike

I Saved $8,000 in Four Months for My Thru-Hike

In July 2018, I left my job shortly before relocating to Nashville Tennessee. During the following 14 months, our household learned how to live on a single income. My Advantages ...

Jan 10, 2020 : Shannon R
Hiking for Sanity. My Motivations to Hike the PCT

Hiking for Sanity. My Motivations to Hike the PCT

The Formative Years I’ve worn a lot of different hats in my life. In my youth I was quiet, shy, athletic, and outdoorsy. I played soccer and basketball, roller skated,...

Jan 9, 2020 : Shannon R