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PCT 2018: Cold Weather Gear Test (Suburban Style)

PCT 2018: Cold Weather Gear Test (Suburban Style)

Cold Weather Challenge We have been fortunate to have some cold and clear weather here in Seattle, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to test out some...

Dec 11, 2017 : Lee Welton
Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Lessons Learned Alone in the Grand Canyon

Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Lessons Learned Alone in the Grand Canyon

As a child, I had a picture book chronicling the adventures of Donald Duck and his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, on a camping trip in the woods.  The...

Dec 8, 2017 : Ana
Learning by Doing in the Big Ditch: A Solo Trek of the Escalante Route

Learning by Doing in the Big Ditch: A Solo Trek of the Escalante Route

The Grand Canyon is the type of place that you can't understand or appreciate from a single vantage point.  In photos, it looks so vast that it's difficult to have...

Dec 6, 2017 : Ana
Whats Your PCT Price?

Whats Your PCT Price?

I’m not going to put a price on my PCT hike. Rather I’m setting a goal to do the PCT the Cheapest for the class of 2018.. When I type...

Dec 6, 2017 : Olympia
Ego on Trail: Why is it so hard to HYOH?

Ego on Trail: Why is it so hard to HYOH?

We've all met a hiker who can't seem to shut up about how many miles they hike a day. This person also wants you to know that their gear is...

Dec 6, 2017 : Katherine Liu
Motivation Problems: WHY I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Motivation Problems: WHY I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

I'm going to be honest. Lately, I've been feeling pretty blah about the PCT.      Usually, the trail is the first thing I think about when I wake up. Before I...

Dec 1, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
FAQ for the Worry Wart in Your Life

FAQ for the Worry Wart in Your Life

An actual conversation I had with my mother tonight went something like this: Mom: Are you going to be sleeping in the trees? Me: You mean, like, in wooded areas?...

Nov 30, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Committing to the PCT is something different than what everyone around me is doing. It seems like everything/one around me is telling me I need stability, money and a husband...

Nov 30, 2017 : Olympia
Relationship Test: Thru hike as a Couple

Relationship Test: Thru hike as a Couple

A true testament to a relationship is stripping away all the distractions and just being with each other. What better way to do this than by thru hiking as a...

Nov 27, 2017 : April and Jake
Badger’s PCT Tales: That Time I Was Charged by a Mountain Lion

Badger’s PCT Tales: That Time I Was Charged by a Mountain Lion

We had been seeing large cat prints on trail every day for more than a week. One would think this might prepare me for the possibility an interaction.  It didn't....

Nov 26, 2017 : Zach