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Waking Up (Days 23-29, Big Bear to Wrightwood)

Waking Up (Days 23-29, Big Bear to Wrightwood)

Day 23 Start: Highway 18 / Big BearEnd: Holcomb CreekPCT Miles Hikes Today: 19.8 Big Bear was another awesome trail down - though quite a bit bigger than Idyllwild, we...

May 9, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
The Why – Week 2

The Why – Week 2

Leaving Warner Springs, the site of my first resupply, was a strange experience for me. I had survived my first week, picked up my first package, and in an afternoon...

May 8, 2021 : Becca Mickley
The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Feels Wow. It’s finally happening. It’s not going to begin and it’s not finished. It’s in the present. I am a PCT thru-hiker. A very novice one, but I’m...

May 6, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
I Hope You Like Rollercoasters

I Hope You Like Rollercoasters

The trailiversary that wasn't. It is May 4th 2021; a year ago today I was supposed to start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I have been dreaming about and planning...

May 5, 2021 : Kevin Neft
Sand to Snow on the PCT – Day 11-14

Sand to Snow on the PCT – Day 11-14

Day 11 - We got up a bit earlier than normal to tackle the long uphill miles before the day gets hot. It was dark and cool weaving through the...

May 5, 2021 : Jennifer Foster
Reflections on an Unexpected Journey

Reflections on an Unexpected Journey

Expect to be surprised What the first week and a half on the PCT teaches you is that coming in with any kind of expectation can be pointless. You'll expect...

May 4, 2021 : Lance Goehring
My Why for the PCT

My Why for the PCT

I'll admit, I'm a little crazy and this thing I'm doing is a little crazy. I mean, who decided that hiking the length of the United States was going to...

May 4, 2021 : Robby Gay
Summits, Snakes, and Switchbacks

Summits, Snakes, and Switchbacks

Week three on the PCT has been both beautiful and eventful. Despite everything in my being wanting to get back out on the trail, I decided to stay 2 days...

May 4, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
My Thru Hiking Fantasy vs Reality

My Thru Hiking Fantasy vs Reality

190 miles into my hike of the PCT, I’m setting up my tent above cloud level on Mt. San Jacinto. After reaching 9004 ft that day, I'm wondering why I'm...

May 4, 2021 : Wendy Templeman
Failure of Imagination

Failure of Imagination

After moving to the USA, one of my first solo camping trip was to the San Francisco Peaks. I grew up in the UK, where the most dangerous thing I...

May 3, 2021 : Richard