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Day 14: Baby’s First Snow Hike (aka, Oh. My. God)

Day 14: Baby’s First Snow Hike (aka, Oh. My. God)

The story of our 14th  day on trail actually starts the night before. Let‘s set the scene: It’s 7 p.m. The sun is setting softly, casting a beautiful golden glow...

Apr 19, 2019 : MC
What Is an Oreo?

What Is an Oreo?

People are like Oreos! The good stuff is on the inside! Hello friends, and welcome to my blog series. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Trek...

Apr 19, 2019 : Oreo_on_the_road
Beginning the PCT: Questions and Answers

Beginning the PCT: Questions and Answers

If you're reading this, it means I have left my job, said goodbye to loved ones, packed my bag, and am days away from beginning a thru-hike of the 2,650-mile-long...

Apr 18, 2019 : Brandon Smith
Orange Peels Don’t Belong in the Forest

Orange Peels Don’t Belong in the Forest

In preparation for my upcoming PCT thru-hike, I've been spending a lot of time hiking around my local parks and trails. And I have noticed two things: Seattle Parks and...

Apr 18, 2019 : Paige Wagar
From Tracks to Trails: Leaving the Railroad to Hike the PCT

From Tracks to Trails: Leaving the Railroad to Hike the PCT

First things first. Did you say railroad? Yup, that's right, the railroad. I took the job right after college, and over the past seven years I experienced life from the...

Apr 17, 2019 : Blaine Hoppenrath
40 Days, 40 Nights

40 Days, 40 Nights

Has it really been that long? As I post this, I’m still contemplating my next move. Only 75 miles through the Angeles National Forest and down to the Mojave Desert....

Apr 17, 2019 : Trail Pope SANTi I AKA Yuengling
My PCT Dreams and Why I’m No Longer Hiking

My PCT Dreams and Why I’m No Longer Hiking

I planned to start hiking the PCT on April 18 (my birthday), but now I can’t. PCT Dreams I’ve spent a lot of the last two years dreaming about the...

Apr 17, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft & Michael Ivey
Pre-Trail Jitters Are Real

Pre-Trail Jitters Are Real

Countdown: 18 days until go time. May 5 is fast approaching, my friends. The pre-trail jitters have gotten pretty intense lately as I wait out these final days of normalcy....

Apr 17, 2019 : Alexandria Cantrell
A Day in the PCT Life

A Day in the PCT Life

A Southern California desert sunrise is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. On this particular morning I’m in a valley, and as I begin packing up my tent,...

Apr 16, 2019 : Jesse Koklas
Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

Shakedown on the Skyway Loop to Prep for the PCT

After doing a couple of shakedown hikes (the most helpful being the Skyway Loop in Alabama), I've realized why they are so important as prep for a Pacific Crest Trail...

Apr 16, 2019 : Elise Ott