Stephanie Grace

I'm Stephanie, a mid-career Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker. I grew up on the Appalachian Trail, equal parts fascinated and scared of the weird and smelly people who passed through my tiny western Maryland hometown every summer. Now, here I am, excited to be part of the weird and smelly PCT Class of 2020. Ten-year-old me would be, like, so totally grossed out.

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My First Backpacking Trip

My First Backpacking Trip

My first backpacking trip was a disaster. My husband and I decided to tackle a 48-mile loop hike around the Three Sisters in Oregon, part of which

Jan 13, 2020 : Stephanie Grace
Dear Team, I Have Something to Tell You

Dear Team, I Have Something to Tell You

Tomorrow's a big day in my PCT preparation. It's finally time to share the news! In 12 hours, I'll be sitting at a conference table at work with

Dec 2, 2019 : Stephanie Grace
Why I’m Hiking the PCT in 2020

Why I’m Hiking the PCT in 2020

The first question that every aspiring thru-hiker gets (usually after an uncomfortable pause) is, "Why?" So, here it is---my why. To Learn to Let

Nov 17, 2019 : Stephanie Grace