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8 PCT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

8 PCT Thru-Hikers Share Their Top Advice

As it turns out, walking over 2,600 miles can give someone more than enough time to think about—well, a lot of things! Our PCT Class of 2022 Bloggers spent part...

Sep 29, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Guide

Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Guide

It’s that time again: time for this year’s PCT class to plan their resupply. In 2016 around this time, I was dehydrating apples and beef in a panic, flipping through...

Sep 20, 2022 : Maggie Wallace
A Short & Sweet Introduction to Picking Edible Berries Along the PCT

A Short & Sweet Introduction to Picking Edible Berries Along the PCT

The west becomes a movable feast in the summer, when the mountains aren't just alive with wildflowers and fauna, but when the nature also becomes EDIBLE. The PCT corridor's beloved...

Aug 10, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell
PCT Week 13: Reaching Half Way, Lassen, and a Realization

PCT Week 13: Reaching Half Way, Lassen, and a Realization

Even more storms, Even more burn areas After a well taken zero in Quincy, Build-a-Bear and I head back into more burn area. Rain and thunderstorms are expected so we...

Jul 16, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 12: Sierra Buttes, Fire Zones, and Quincy

PCT Week 12: Sierra Buttes, Fire Zones, and Quincy

Last bit of snow (for now) Making my way out of Truckee, I reunite with Mountain Goat. It’s been quite a while since I last saw him, last time being...

Jul 8, 2022 : Thomas Allie
PCT Week 8: Entering the Sierra

PCT Week 8: Entering the Sierra

Off to Kennedy Meadows It is finally time, I’m headed towards the Sierra. I have been looking forward to this section since I started my journey and Kennedy Meadows South...

Jun 17, 2022 : Thomas Allie
How to Get to the PCT Southern Terminus

How to Get to the PCT Southern Terminus

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.

Apr 28, 2022 : Penina Satlow
7 Reasons to Section Hike the PCT (Instead of Thru-Hiking)

7 Reasons to Section Hike the PCT (Instead of Thru-Hiking)

The Pacific Crest Trail has grown in popularity in the past decade. Some attribute this to the popularity of Wild (both the 2012 book and the 2014 movie). Some say it's because...

Mar 29, 2022 : Penina Satlow
How to Hike the PCT on a Budget

How to Hike the PCT on a Budget

Hey there, I’m Zebra. I thru-hiked the PCT NOBO in 2017 and SOBO in 2018. And I am going to give you all my tips and tricks of how to...

Mar 16, 2022 : Jenn Wall
9 Mistakes I Made on my PCT LASH (Spoiler: Everything Still Turned Out OK)

9 Mistakes I Made on my PCT LASH (Spoiler: Everything Still Turned Out OK)

No hiker does everything perfectly. Last summer, I hiked over 500 miles of the PCT in the desert and the Sierra Nevada. Before my hike, there were plenty of popular...

Feb 9, 2022 : Penina Satlow