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Oregon Smells Like Dirt Tans and Wild Fires: PCT Part 5

Oregon Smells Like Dirt Tans and Wild Fires: PCT Part 5

Sorry for the delay, y'all. I was having a love affair with Oregon. Not everyone feels this way, but I had a real blast with the trail in this state. ...

Aug 20, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Q&A post-California

Q&A post-California

A little late but as promised, here's a list of some questions and answers we've been asked during our time hiking through California. I'm working away at an Oregon update...

Aug 20, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
PCT Chapter 2: Full Dis-Fire-Closure

PCT Chapter 2: Full Dis-Fire-Closure

A big part of the reason for SOBO thru-hiking the PCT instead of going the more conventional NOBO route, was that I wanted a continuous trek. This year, only a...

Aug 19, 2017 : Zach
Cathedral

Cathedral

Washington is my Cathedral, my playground, my challenge. I had a couple visions playing in my mind of what would happen when I crossed the border into Washington. In the...

Aug 18, 2017 : Kate Bradley
Meet 2018 PCT Thru-Hiker Flash Gordon

Meet 2018 PCT Thru-Hiker Flash Gordon

If you read my first post Katahdin exactly 5 months after setting foot on Springer Mountain in Georgia. It Norovirus, and we met some of the most awesome people ever. THE...

Aug 18, 2017 : Lindsey Gordon
Shakedowns and other terrifying things

Shakedowns and other terrifying things

Beginning this thing, long distance hiking, has been a process wrought with self-doubt for me. Throughout the dreaming and planning, I arrive at junctures where I meet myself unprepared and...

Aug 18, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
Day zero: San Diego and the secret panic attack

Day zero: San Diego and the secret panic attack

San Diego rolled into sight like a colorful beach ball, immediately charming with the sailboats and the ocean and the airport all chummy as if they'd been friends forever. The...

Aug 18, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
How an Audiobook Persuaded Me to Thru-Hike the PCT

How an Audiobook Persuaded Me to Thru-Hike the PCT

There were mere days remaining of my 2013 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. My mind was made up - I was never doing another thru-hike. Four years later I listened to my first audiobook....

Aug 14, 2017 : Lindsey Gordon
Playing Catch-up

Playing Catch-up

Sorry this is so overdue. As the days get longer, keeping this up-to-date gets harder and harder. Walk, get to camp, eat, sleep. And of course we're not eating enough...

Aug 12, 2017 : Linnea Delucchi
Update from the Trail: Overview of the Sierras and our Trailcation

Update from the Trail: Overview of the Sierras and our Trailcation

As promised, I wanted to take sometime to reflect on the remainder of our Sierra experience and talk about our short trailcation (trail-vacation) in San Diego. When we last checked...

Aug 9, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro