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My Plan for Staying Healthy so I Can Make it to Canada

My Plan for Staying Healthy so I Can Make it to Canada

Getting ready to set out on a 2,650 mile hike would be a little intimidating to anyone. Add in my ripe old age of 46, my seven leg surgeries, and...

Dec 12, 2018 : Poppy Pai
Fueling a Thru-Hiker’s Voracious Appetite

Fueling a Thru-Hiker’s Voracious Appetite

Proper fueling for a thru-hiker is an art form. It’s a balance of finding the foods your body is craving, consuming nutritionally dense foods, and really just getting enough to...

Dec 10, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Extra Weight: Battling Depression on the Trail

Extra Weight: Battling Depression on the Trail

We are about 15 minutes into our conversation when the words tumble out of my mouth: "I'm going to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail." I can hear the conviction...

Dec 9, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck
Does There Have to be a Good Reason for Hiking the PCT?

Does There Have to be a Good Reason for Hiking the PCT?

Everyone asks, "Why are you hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?" Here are just a few reasons. I'm sure that I could come up with more. I don't know if there...

Dec 8, 2018 : Poppy Pai
The Letter, to be Read at the End

The Letter, to be Read at the End

­Hey there. First of all, I want you to know that you're absolutely not a failure for reading this. I'm serious. It doesn't matter if you're five miles in or...

Dec 5, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck
How to Prepare When You Live in the City

How to Prepare When You Live in the City

I can’t vouch for everyone but I can say that, without a doubt, the hardest part about preparing for my thru-hike has been seeing what everyone else is doing. Instagram...

Dec 4, 2018 : Melanie Cichocki
Introduction: NOBO Self-Supported Record Attempt

Introduction: NOBO Self-Supported Record Attempt

My name is Chris Pratt and I’m 29 years old. Why would you attempt the self-supported record? What makes you think you can do that? Are you even going to...

Dec 3, 2018 : Chris Pratt
Full Measure: The Road to Campo

Full Measure: The Road to Campo

April 11, 2017 I wake from a light sleep almost two hours before the alarm on my phone is set to go off. I'm not surprised by this. Anticipation has...

Dec 3, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck
Why I’ll be Hiking My Own Hike

Why I’ll be Hiking My Own Hike

My trail goals: Let's start by saying I'm not a purist. If my foot doesn't touch every accessible inch of the PCT, I'm OK with that. My goal is to...

Dec 2, 2018 : Poppy Pai
Does Everyone Cry when They Get Their Permit?

Does Everyone Cry when They Get Their Permit?

When you've dreamed of something for so long and it actually really happens, it's hard to process at first. When I clicked on the PCT permit page on Nov. 14...

Dec 2, 2018 : Poppy Pai