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What I Will Do Differently Next Time

What I Will Do Differently Next Time

I have now attempted to hike the PCT twice this year, but they say the third time is a charm. For my third attempt, I've decided to do things differently....

Jun 26, 2017 : Annette
Welcome to the Sierra

Welcome to the Sierra

Ok, Kennedy was supposed to be the beginning of the Sierra. And it was, with the meadows and snow covered peaks in the distance, but we didn't have to ford...

Jun 26, 2017 : Linnea Delucchi
The Questions

The Questions

Acronym Party Because there ain't no party like an acronym party, the PCT is chock full of them. Let's learn! The PCT is - yep, you guessed it - the...

Jun 25, 2017 : Kate Bradley
I am not a Mountaineer

I am not a Mountaineer

Let's go to Oregon, shall we? At the Oregon California border as we headed south. It's fun crossing a state border for once! If you've heard anything about trail conditions...

Jun 25, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

Coming to you from Winthrop, WA: My introduction to the Pacific Crest Trail has been so much more than I could have ever asked for.  It is so very different...

Jun 25, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Right before leaving the desert and entering the long-awaited Sierras, a trail angel named Coppertone told me, "don't be stupid, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself out there." This...

Jun 22, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Video Update: Belden to Chester (mile 1284-1329)

Video Update: Belden to Chester (mile 1284-1329)

Deciding to flip north to Belden, water crossings, snow, melted boots, snow, rattlesnakes, snow, rain, snow, and getting to

Jun 21, 2017 : Juliana Chauncey
Video Update: Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine (mile 702-745)

Video Update: Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine (mile 702-745)

Memorial Day in Mammoth, Kennedy Meadows, and the start of the

Jun 21, 2017 : Juliana Chauncey
Freewriting on the PCT; 558 miles, 30 days

Freewriting on the PCT; 558 miles, 30 days

After 558  miles on the PCT, I have finally sat down to write and, well, you're reading this so you know that. Since it's taken me this long and since...

Jun 20, 2017 : Lauren Hafley
The Sierra’s, Gear, and a Decision to Skip

The Sierra’s, Gear, and a Decision to Skip

The Sierra Nevada's Unless you've been living under a rock (or on the East Coast), I'm sure you are aware of the epic snowfall the Sierra Nevada's had this past...

Jun 18, 2017 : Leila Pike