Mick Beckers

G'day, I’m Mick (aka Hotshot) and an aspiring 2018 PCT thru-hiker. I have a love for all things outdoors particularly the mountains. In 2014-15 I completed a thru-hike of Te Araroa in New Zealand which now has me addicted to long distance hiking. Day to day I'm a forest firefighter in Australia and have had the opportunity work internationally. Be sure to check out my webpage www.mickbeckers.com

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The Desert Holds Its Own Personal Beauty

The Desert Holds Its Own Personal Beauty

After 35 days it is done. It feels great to finally be sitting in Kennedy Meadows downing a couple of beers and a burger knowing that the desert is

Jun 7, 2018 : Mick Beckers
What I Have Learned One Week In

What I Have Learned One Week In

Eight days in and more than 150 miles into this epic adventure, here are some thoughts and learning from the trail so far just one week in. The

May 10, 2018 : Mick Beckers
The Long Trek of the Wilderpeople

The Long Trek of the Wilderpeople

The Wilder what? With only a few days left to go before I join the hiker herd I'm reminded of a uniquely New Zealand comedy drama "And that is

Apr 24, 2018 : Mick Beckers
Hotshot’s 2018 PCT Gear List

Hotshot’s 2018 PCT Gear List

We have all seen the YouTube videos and all scrutinized countless gear lists. You all know how this works.  Let’s add one more to the pile and get

Mar 27, 2018 : Mick Beckers
40 Days to PCT and Zero Training. Argh!

40 Days to PCT and Zero Training. Argh!

How hard can the Pacific Crest Trail be with no training whatsoever? 2,650 miles over a five-month period, averaging 20 miles a day.  It’s just

Mar 21, 2018 : Mick Beckers