Week One (Done)

Week One (Done)

Days 1-7, Miles -30.6 - 100.8 Day #1 "good-vibes"-powered, we're not human but sunflowers. drink PCT rays Taken directly before hiking 1.5 miles the wrong way      Upon waking...

Jul 24, 2021 : Fancy Feast
Plan B – SOBO on the AZT

Plan B – SOBO on the AZT

Goodbye 2021 PCT Thru-Hike, Hello Operating Room One of the harder phone calls of my life was calling the PCTA to turn in my 2021 PCT thru-hiking permit due to...

Jul 24, 2021 : David Smith
Catching Up: Roughly 800 Miles Left

Catching Up: Roughly 800 Miles Left

Sometimes these pushes are necessary and it is good to be back with my people.

Jul 24, 2021 : Paul Madigosky
Family backpacking weekend

Family backpacking weekend

My family came to visit us on the AT over Father’s Day weekend! I’m excited to share the weekend with you all from the perspective of my mom, Carolyn. Mom,...

Jul 23, 2021 : Kara and Nick
Common Leave No Trace Mistakes Made By Thru Hikers, and How To Avoid Them

Common Leave No Trace Mistakes Made By Thru Hikers, and How To Avoid Them

It’s time to have an honest talk about Leave No Trace and thru hikers. Yes, most of us know the principles, and what it takes to accurately follow them, but...

Jul 22, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Backpacker Radio 113 | Rachael “Rabbit” Delano

Backpacker Radio 113 | Rachael “Rabbit” Delano

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Rachael "Rabbit" Delano. Rabbit is a triple crowner, yogi, trail junkie, and currently in an ongoing...

Jul 22, 2021 : Elise Ott
8 Things I’ve Learned Halfway Thru the PCT

8 Things I’ve Learned Halfway Thru the PCT

8 Things I've Learned Halfway Thru the PCT   1) The trail will not "fix" you. At some point, many of us have this romanticized idea that we're going to...

Jul 22, 2021 : Fire Breather
GDT Section A and The Nocturnal Trail Family

GDT Section A and The Nocturnal Trail Family

After a very eventful first day on trail (day 2 of the hike) it already felt like we were in the swing of things. We woke up at 3:15 at...

Jul 21, 2021 : Austin Hager
How to Stay Safe While Hiking During Wildfire Season

How to Stay Safe While Hiking During Wildfire Season

Wildfire season in the West is unfortunately back with a vengeance, which means smoke filled forests and closures across many long trails throughout the nation. It seems as though wildfires...

Jul 21, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
First Night on Trail!

First Night on Trail!

We did it! Section A is in the bag! 160km (100 miles) and 7000m (23000 ft) of elevation gain combined with a massive heatwave left us sunburnt, sleep-deprived, and incredibly...

Jul 21, 2021 : Austin Hager