Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns here. Currently living in Maine, but I’m originally from Annapolis, Maryland. I was raised by hippies and was taught to appreciate the great outdoors. My outdoor lifestyle was put on hold to be a competitive coxswain. 10 years later, I’m gearing up to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Each Day Brings New Strength and Wonderment

Each Day Brings New Strength and Wonderment

The phrase "It’s a marathon, not a sprint" does not even begin to apply for a thru-hike; it should really be "It’s an ultra, not a marathon." In a

May 16, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Gear Talk and Pre-Trail Jitters

Gear Talk and Pre-Trail Jitters

As I lie on my sleeping pad in the backyard of a trail angel’s house in San Diego, I can’t help but feel at peace. The lead-up to this moment has

May 10, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Dawn Patrol — Training for the PCT

Dawn Patrol — Training for the PCT

This winter was one of those times when you blink your eyes and spring has sprung already. Every day was filled with work, whether I was chasing tiny

Apr 23, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Why the PCT?

Why the PCT?

Taking on the Pacific Crest Trail has been on my mind for some time now. As cliche as it sounds, the first time I really heard of the PCT was when my

Feb 11, 2018 : Rebecca Burns