Paige Wagar

Four fun facts about me: When I was in 3rd grade, I had 2 pet cockroaches. My favorite color is seafoam at sunset. My favorite smell is freshly brewed coffee. I've been exclusively eating plants for the last 5 years and plan to keep being my herbivorous self on my NOBO thruhike of the Pacific Crest Trail this year! My passion for the outdoors has carried me on adventures across the globe and has most recently carried me to the great Pacific Northwest, where I now live. I'll be returning to my home state of California to begin my thruhike hike in May!

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Three Weeks of the PCT: A Daily Diary

Three Weeks of the PCT: A Daily Diary

One of the first pieces of gear I bought was a lightweight, compact Bluetooth keyboard. I had this idealistic vision of my life on the Pacific Crest

Jun 2, 2019 : Paige Wagar
Mission Creek: Getting Lost and Loving It

Mission Creek: Getting Lost and Loving It

Ah, Mission Creek. Growing up in the chaparral of Southern California, my mental image of a river is void of water. My "river" is a lowland,

Jun 2, 2019 : Paige Wagar
I’m a Vegan Thru-Hiker and I’m Not Worried About My Protein

I’m a Vegan Thru-Hiker and I’m Not Worried About My Protein

Somewhere amid the social pressure to experiment in college and the liberal aura of my environmental studies program, I found myself abstaining from

May 24, 2019 : Paige Wagar
Native Lands Along the Pacific Crest Trail

Native Lands Along the Pacific Crest Trail

A large reason I am drawn to the Pacific Crest Trail is to better know the lands that the trail passes through---to walk up the foothills of the

May 9, 2019 : Paige Wagar
Hiking the PCT in Memory of My Tree-Hugging, Mountain-Loving Father

Hiking the PCT in Memory of My Tree-Hugging, Mountain-Loving Father

Every thru-hiker has their reasons. Everyone has their own motivations for committing themselves to what some would consider a rather grueling

May 7, 2019 : Paige Wagar
Orange Peels Don’t Belong in the Forest

Orange Peels Don’t Belong in the Forest

In preparation for my upcoming PCT thru-hike, I've been spending a lot of time hiking around my local parks and trails. And I have noticed two

Apr 18, 2019 : Paige Wagar
My Go-To Sources for Pre-PCT Inspiration

My Go-To Sources for Pre-PCT Inspiration

At the time I publish this piece, I am less than a month away from hitting the Pacific Crest Trail. And, holy moly, am I anxious. This admittance of

Apr 14, 2019 : Paige Wagar
My Active Lifestyle Training Plan for the PCT

My Active Lifestyle Training Plan for the PCT

"You're hiking how many miles? How the heck do you even train for that?" Since I began sharing my plans to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail with

Mar 26, 2019 : Paige Wagar
Will the Magic Fade After Four Months in the Woods?

Will the Magic Fade After Four Months in the Woods?

Bugs? I can deal. Getting lost? Not a problem. Falling out of love with the woods? Terrifying.

Mar 14, 2019 : Paige Wagar