Emily Pilkerton

Just a girl who likes to hike and camp. Acute care PT from Birmingham, AL --> PCT thru hiker

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Halfway There and Livin on a Prayer

Halfway There and Livin on a Prayer

I turned 27 on the PCT! We spent my birthday in South Lake Tahoe, riding around on scooters, laying out at the beach, and eating through the town.

Jul 20, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
10 Not So Fun Things About Hiking the PCT

10 Not So Fun Things About Hiking the PCT

The Pacific Crest Trail is majestically beautiful. It roams through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. I get to live in this

Jul 11, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Farewell Sierra, Hello NorCal

Farewell Sierra, Hello NorCal

Done with the Sierra already?? Time flies when you’re having fun, they say. They’re right. After two off days in town doing all the fun things

Jun 29, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Another Day, Another Mountain

Another Day, Another Mountain

Sierra mountains. Everyone always talks about how it is their favorite section. So beautiful. So grandiose. What they don’t tell you is how

Jun 15, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
First week of the Sierras

First week of the Sierras

Sierras. Wow. What a mind blowing experience. It’s difficult to describe in words, but I shall try. My friend from home, Tricia, met me in

Jun 5, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Done with the Desert(!!): Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows on the PCT

Done with the Desert(!!): Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows on the PCT

I have learned many lessons these past couple of weeks. The most important being patience. Like most hikers, I consider myself invincible. Sprained

May 27, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
The Week of Luxuries: Big Bear to Wrightwood on the PCT

The Week of Luxuries: Big Bear to Wrightwood on the PCT

This week has been both physically and mentally exhausting, but at the same time, this week has been full of views, new friends, and luxuries (for

May 10, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Summits, Snakes, and Switchbacks

Summits, Snakes, and Switchbacks

Week three on the PCT has been both beautiful and eventful. Despite everything in my being wanting to get back out on the trail, I decided to stay

May 4, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Days 6-12 on the PCT: Julian to Idyllwild

Days 6-12 on the PCT: Julian to Idyllwild

The second week on the trail brought new terrains, new views, new people, new experiences, and new things learned. After spending the night in

Apr 26, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
First 5 Days on the PCT

First 5 Days on the PCT

Wow wow wow I can’t believe I’ve already been out here for 5 days! Minus some minor aches and pains, I’ve been loving every second of it and having

Apr 18, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton