You can call me Samwise (or Sam). I attempted to thru-hike the PCT in 2017, but it turned into more of a LASH (long-ass section hike). I am a proud Canadian, and I revel in spending time in the woods with my partner and over-exuberant labrador mix.
Katabatic is a well-loved outfitter in the ultralight community, and their Flex 22 quilt provides another example of their excellent work. This
(Updated) CDTC Asks Thru-Hikers to Postpone, Avoid Discretionary Travel to Reflect Closures and Stay-at-Home Orders
On March 17, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition requested that 2020 CDT hikers postpone their section and thru-hikes due to COVID-19.
Layering is one of the most fundamental skills of any outdoorsperson, regardless of location or activity. The ability to gauge the climate and
Tweto and Harrington speak to the feeling of isolation that many experience and the connections that can be made in nature - both to the natural world and to others.
2020 is shaping up to be a year of big changes in the PCT trail angel community. Following announcements from Hiker Heaven, Casa de Luna, and Scout
These thru-hikers will be discussing hiking as a couple, trusting your gut, and meeting Lil Sabastian on-trail!
Two couples and one solo hiker chime in with their thoughts on resourcefulness, gear, and what you need to finish a thru-hike. Everyone's answer is a little different, but that's the charm! No two thru-hikes ever end up exactly the same, but hopefully, you can glean some wisdom from their experiences.
Getting to the PCT Southern Terminus from San Diego is not hard to do, either by public transit or by using established trail angels in the San Diego area.
Jeff and Donna Saufley have created a "Plan B" alternative to selling the Hiker Heaven hostel (located near the Pacific Crest Trail in Agua Dulce, CA)
A group of Triple Crowners talk with us about the their experiences on the CDT compared to the PCT and the AT.