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Introduction to Backpacking: My Fears, Therapy, and Friends

Introduction to Backpacking: My Fears, Therapy, and Friends

A Change of Plans I originally planned to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2018. I spent most of 2017 planning, prepping, and purchasing gear for the trip. In...

Jan 23, 2020 : Shannon R
Being a Pacific Crest Trail Commitment-Phobe

Being a Pacific Crest Trail Commitment-Phobe

I have been moving toward hiking the PCT for over a year. I took a contract that would finish around the right time; applied for the permit during a nerve-racking...

Jan 21, 2020 : Cat Morton
Pre-Trail Depression: An Introduction, My Mission, and an Update

Pre-Trail Depression: An Introduction, My Mission, and an Update

Hello, my name is Logan Nigh, and I  love you. I will be attempting to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail on May 13 heading northbound. In short I am a...

Jan 20, 2020 : Logan Nigh
96 Days | You Want Me to Finish the PCT in What?

96 Days | You Want Me to Finish the PCT in What?

A red flag appeared on my email box gently alerting me to a new message. I opened my inbox fully expecting a spam message or perhaps a new recipe to...

Jan 19, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Less Than 100 Days to Go

Less Than 100 Days to Go

Unlock my phone, open the tools folder, and click the countdown app again. We launch our Pacific Crest Trail journey on March 13. As the countdown refreshes, I am officially...

Jan 18, 2020 : Nathan Box
Am I Putting My Life on Hold?

Am I Putting My Life on Hold?

Friends and Family told me that thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail will put my life on hold. This is my story of defying normal to live my best life

Jan 17, 2020 : Dan "Miz"
Embracing the Challenge: Training and the PCT

Embracing the Challenge: Training and the PCT

Are you willing to train to achieve, or will you sit at home and dream?

Jan 17, 2020 : Becca Mickley
My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

Hot Topic Isn’t Just a Clothing Store Gear seems to be the hottest and most highly requested topic in the online backpacking realms and for good reason. Lightweight, good-quality gear...

Jan 16, 2020 : Shannon R
Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

For Part Two, I asked fellow SOBOs their start and finish dates, what they liked about the schedule, and what about it was difficult. To close it out, we touch...

Jan 15, 2020 : Righteous
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 overlaps the PCT....

Jan 13, 2020 : Stephanie Grace