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This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

It’s that time again! Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use the

Aug 12, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Stories From The Trail Ep. 15 – Still Got Most Of It Left with Odie

Stories From The Trail Ep. 15 – Still Got Most Of It Left with Odie

Matthew "Odie" Norman is best known on the AT as the bus-dwelling, shaggy-faced creator of the Join our community AND support the show! Grandma Gatewood iTunes Spotify Youtube Join

Aug 10, 2018 : Gary Sizer
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

It’s about that time again! Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all around epic photos taken on the Pacific Crest Trail....

Jul 28, 2018 : Andrea Davis
9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

9 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following In 2018

It's no secret that being a successful thru-hiker requires a tremendous amount of patience. It calls for adeptness and a whole lot of willpower. What's even more supernatural? Killing the...

Jul 5, 2018 : Andrea Davis
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

Each week we showcase our favorite photos from Instagram using the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #PacificCrestTrail. Here are a few of the best posts for your viewing pleasure from the week

Jun 21, 2018 : Andrea Davis
“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

There’s been a lot of talk recently about "bro culture" on long trails and in the outdoor community in general. Last week, I experienced it firsthand on the Pacific Crest...

May 14, 2018 : Janel Healy
When You’re Going Through Mosquito Hell, Keep Going

When You’re Going Through Mosquito Hell, Keep Going

The mosquitos got bad around Christie Springs, just after Ashland, Oregon. Actually, that’s not accurate. They got bad around Hyatt Lake campground. They got biblical around Christie

Mar 21, 2018 : Paul Barach
How Thru-Hiking Changes Your Relationship to Your Body

How Thru-Hiking Changes Your Relationship to Your Body

Shortly before I left for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2016, I kept fantasizing about how my body was going to become “better” as a result of exercising all day,...

Mar 19, 2018 : Janel Healy
Four Books I Read Before My PCT Thru-Hike

Four Books I Read Before My PCT Thru-Hike

Books. Who prepares for a thru-hike by reading books when you can track down a million resources from the internet? While I planned about 95 % of my upcoming PCT...

Mar 13, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Understanding the PCT Permit System, and Why it Matters

Understanding the PCT Permit System, and Why it Matters

It was a scorching summer day in Southern California. I was taking a break underneath a large tree, elevating my feet to provide my poor extremities some sweet relief. A...

Feb 26, 2018 : Brooke Eller