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Rodriguez Road and the Milky Way

Rodriguez Road and the Milky Way

  I've always wanted to see the Milky Way. Over the years I've seen all the photos, the same ones you've seen - the cloud of stars like a necklace,...

Oct 15, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
The Hunt for Gear at the REI Garage Sale

The Hunt for Gear at the REI Garage Sale

Early Bird Gets the Gear If you're an avid backpacker, chances are you know about the REI garage sale.  If you don't have one near you, I'm terribly sorry.  This...

Oct 15, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
Endings are Difficult (and my titles are misleading)

Endings are Difficult (and my titles are misleading)

Of all of the difficult things in life, unplanned endings remain the hardest for me to handle. Endings can be bittersweet or they can bring about a huge sigh of...

Oct 11, 2017 : Lauren Hafley
Luxury Items: Am I Ultralight Yet?

Luxury Items: Am I Ultralight Yet?

Stepping into the world of ultralight backpacking is scary and judgmental and... expensive.  It's intimidating.  It can make one feel like failure is inevitable if they bring one too many...

Oct 9, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
Transformation

Transformation

I began my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail on April 26th, 2017 at the Southern Terminus in Campo, CA. I arrived at the Northern Terminus in Manning Park, BC,...

Oct 9, 2017 : Abby King
Living at three miles per hour

Living at three miles per hour

One of the questions I asked my old Sierra crew – S&M and Flicker – was, if you wrote a book about your experience on the PCT, what would you...

Oct 1, 2017 : Linnea Delucchi
What Happens Now?

What Happens Now?

One day before the 5 month anniversary of our start date, we stepped across the clear cut in the forest that denotes the US-Canadian border and reached the northern terminus...

Sep 29, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

I knew it was time to get back on the trail when I was upset that I didn't have enough time to get an acai bowl before my Thai massage....

Sep 29, 2017 : Kate Bradley
Good Hygiene Matters.  Period.

Good Hygiene Matters. Period.

There's pride in being hikertrash Yes, smelling like nothing you've ever smelt before is something for which to feel truly accomplished on the trail.  Your smell sets you apart from...

Sep 28, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail?

Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail?

I am finally getting closer to the ‘6 months to go’ mark for my 2018 PCT thru-hike! Besides refining my gear list and saving those precious dollars, I have also been...

Sep 27, 2017 : Lindsey Gordon