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The Three Kinds of Ultralight – Be Ultrawise With Your Choices

The Three Kinds of Ultralight – Be Ultrawise With Your Choices

If you're a hiker, and you ever use the Internet, you know there's a lot of discussion about reducing pack weight.   One phrase I hear a lot is "how do...

Feb 20, 2018 : Smokebeard
My Simplified Resupply Strategy

My Simplified Resupply Strategy

Preparation plays an essential part in a thru-hike starting smoothly. Some preparation has proven to be fun and exciting: researching, purchasing and testing new gear, getting into top physical

Feb 20, 2018 : Curtis Murley
If We Don’t Start, We’re Never Going to Win

If We Don’t Start, We’re Never Going to Win

In my garage sits a 1970 Chevelle my parents bought for me at the age of 14. Everyone said it would go by in a flash; time, that is, not...

Feb 16, 2018 : Mike Sugden
How My PCT Preparation Is Going with 68 Days to Go

How My PCT Preparation Is Going with 68 Days to Go

Hi world! This is my first blog on The Trek. And also my first blog ever.  I am jumping into the blogging world because I think it will be a...

Feb 15, 2018 : Annah E McPigg
Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

I wasn't at my finest leaving Julian. There was a stitch in my side and saliva was turning to glue in my mouth. My feet were throbbing in shoes that...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

For some reason, arriving in Wrightwood flipped a switch for me. Mexico is right there, I started telling myself. Just don't get hurt, and you're there! I went about my errands in...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Dig into Your Toolbox for a Successful Thru-Hike

Dig into Your Toolbox for a Successful Thru-Hike

I’m not talking about hammers, saws, or screwdrivers. I’m referring to the toolbox we all have access to within our minds. Throughout your hike you're going to have some mental...

Feb 14, 2018 : April and Jake
T-73 Days: How I’m Mentally Prepping

T-73 Days: How I’m Mentally Prepping

T-73 days. Physical prep is basically nonexistent, but mental preparation is coming great. Junk food is just so much more delicious and easy than getting salads. Sure, I’ve gained some...

Feb 13, 2018 : Anna Smiley
The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

I have been struggling with what to write after getting back from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.  Not for lack of things to say, but rather out of...

Feb 12, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
My Thoughts About the PCT | 9 Weeks Out

My Thoughts About the PCT | 9 Weeks Out

As we reach the nine-week mark between me and my PCT hike, I've been thinking more and more about why hiking the trail is important to me. I've made lists...

Feb 12, 2018 : Robin Sorenson