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PCT Permit? Aquired.

PCT Permit? Aquired.

First thing is first. My name is Kelly from Pittsburgh, PA. I’m your typical nature lover that wants to say "poop poop society" for 5-6 months. 

Nov 27, 2021 : Kelly
The Fear is Real…

The Fear is Real…

I’m realizing I get scared easily on this thru-hike. Is it because I am alone? Is it because the trail is difficult? Is it the unknown that awaits me in...

Nov 23, 2021 : Janine
A Non-Exhaustive List of Things That Scare Me About the PCT

A Non-Exhaustive List of Things That Scare Me About the PCT

Hello there! I’m still months away from actually setting a foot on the trail but I have a confession to make. Now I’ve gotten my permit, I have PCT-brain. All...

Nov 20, 2021 : Kelly Groen
Why I, a scared girl, am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2022

Why I, a scared girl, am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2022

I have never done that before so I think I can do it Says Pippi Longstocking and says I. Hello there! I’m reporting to you live from Amsterdam (the Netherlands)...

Nov 20, 2021 : Kelly Groen
The Joy of New Challenges: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

The Joy of New Challenges: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

For me, the PCT is about full-sending from a place of joy & exploration--what could happen? What am I capable of? What kind of world can be built with that...

Nov 13, 2021 : Allie
My Ode to the Desert

My Ode to the Desert

Dearest SoCal: I knew you were beautiful, but had no idea the true extent of your beauty. I knew you’d be hard, but didn’t grasp the extent of your difficulty....

Nov 13, 2021 : Janine
The Trail Was My Life for a While, And I Lived It

The Trail Was My Life for a While, And I Lived It

I thought I could write. I thought there was a creative power I would tap into while walking that walk. That I’d find some deep knowledge to share, that there...

Nov 10, 2021 : Lara Antonia
My Experience with the 2022 PCT Permit Process

My Experience with the 2022 PCT Permit Process

I've been counting down the days for months till the November 9th NOBO PCT permit lottery opened. I read all of the information on the PCTA website about how it...

Nov 10, 2021 : Mackenzie
Hiking Alone: Welcome or Avoided?

Hiking Alone: Welcome or Avoided?

The California section of my SOBO thru-hike has been interesting, to say the least. Early on in Washington and Oregon, I had the pleasure of having people around, sometimes to...

Nov 7, 2021 : Janine
Derail – Conclusion

Derail – Conclusion

The final blog posts of the season are going up, and with them, the triumphant images of people standing at the Northern Terminus. The sign of a successful hike. However,...

Oct 31, 2021 : Becca Mickley