Thru-Hiking Culture

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 5

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 5

This season on the Pacific Crest Trail was wild, to say the least. With the threat of spreading forest fires, multiple re-routes, and the inability to make it to the...

Oct 5, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 4

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 4

Incoming! We have our next wave of Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike finishers! We're stoked to celebrate this incredible accomplishment alongside these unreal thru-hikers. They spent months on trail,

Sep 29, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Ashes to asses in Nor Cal

Ashes to asses in Nor Cal

Day 68: Zero miles. Burney to Old Station     I had breakfast at the spooky church with Fish and Nine Beers and went then to do my groceries, laundry...

Sep 19, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 3

Congratulations to these 2022 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 3

There's a specific moment that every thru-hiker had where they officially decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. What started as an idea turned into a full-blown reality, characterized by...

Sep 19, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Week 8: Washington Part 2

Week 8: Washington Part 2

The Middle and Not So Good Washington Continued… This enlightened mood did change, however, the state was about to hand me my lowest days on trail thus far. The magic...

Sep 5, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
Week 6 BONUS: An Apology Letter to Oregon— no more buts

Week 6 BONUS: An Apology Letter to Oregon— no more buts

Dear Oregon, I need your attention real quick. I am on my knees asking for your forgiveness! I said “but” after uttering the four letter word that some find so...

Aug 15, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
My Stubbornness may be my Downfall

My Stubbornness may be my Downfall

I was so grateful to get in and out of Seiad Valley before the fires started. I found the climb, SOBO, in the heat nonetheless, a bit grueling, but the...

Aug 14, 2022 : Janine
Washington – done!

Washington – done!

Day 32: 3 miles. Trout Lake - Dirtroad at mile 427 There were 22 tents at the camp behind the church at night and I had hard time sleeping listening...

Aug 13, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
In Defense of Wild: Cheryl Strayed’s Memoir Is Nothing Like Your Trail Journal, and That’s OK

In Defense of Wild: Cheryl Strayed’s Memoir Is Nothing Like Your Trail Journal, and That’s OK

When I was on the PCT, I encountered a lot of hate for Cheryl Strayed's classic PCT memoir, Wild. I saw a fair bit of Wild love too, but the book...

Aug 8, 2022 : Penina Satlow
PCT Week 15: July 4th Storms, Paradise Lake, and Reaching Oregon

PCT Week 15: July 4th Storms, Paradise Lake, and Reaching Oregon

Castle Crags Wilderness   It is finally time to leave Dunsmuir and into Castle Crags we go. The days of rest help with the climb as we pass many day...

Aug 6, 2022 : Thomas Allie