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A Thru-Hiker Letter to COVID-19

A Thru-Hiker Letter to COVID-19

Dear COVID-19, Leave. Get out of our bodies. Get off trail. You, COVID-19, YOU #stayhome. This is not a request from the PCTA, but a demand from me, a human....

Mar 30, 2020 : Shannon Quadres
Gear Prep Paralysis

Gear Prep Paralysis

Making gear decisions as an aspiring first-time thru-hiker.

Mar 30, 2020 : Marcy Lynn
They Stole My Gear but not My Community

They Stole My Gear but not My Community

Hi. My name is Kaitlin and my PCT dream was stolen. And I know what the first thing that pops in your mind when reading that statement is---you and thousands...

Mar 29, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
COVID-19, I’m Taking What Ya Give Me

COVID-19, I’m Taking What Ya Give Me

My friends, we are living in a strange time. Just last week, I was gearing up to head west to hike the Pacific Crest Trail with my best friend, her...

Mar 26, 2020 : Kelly Graner
A Dream Deferred

A Dream Deferred

The dream was born in the fall of 2008. It was a year after Into the Wild, directed by Sean Penn, came out on DVD. We were still renting movies...

Mar 25, 2020 : Nathan Box
The Week That Changed My Year, as Told by My Texts

The Week That Changed My Year, as Told by My Texts

Never have I ever known as wide a range of emotions that carried such consequence as those I experienced March 14 to March 20. I went from extreme to extreme...

Mar 25, 2020 : Rachel S
The Virus: Tales of a Heartbroken Thru-Hiker

The Virus: Tales of a Heartbroken Thru-Hiker

It is with an extremely heavy heart and tear-filled eyes that I announce the postponement of my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. The last week or so has been one of...

Mar 24, 2020 : Stef "Blaze" Bolivar
Postponing My Thru-Hike, Not My Life

Postponing My Thru-Hike, Not My Life

Like many others, I have decided to postpone my thru-hike this year due to COVID-19. The past two years I've been looking forward to this adventure, putting other aspects of...

Mar 23, 2020 : Brandon
PCT Heartbreak: Looking Toward the Far Horizon

PCT Heartbreak: Looking Toward the Far Horizon

There is always hope....

Mar 22, 2020 : Becca Mickley
The Trail Will Wait: Do Your Part and Stay Home

The Trail Will Wait: Do Your Part and Stay Home

Hiking is off the table for now. I'll wait, and maybe if things calm down by June I will try to hike from Tuolomne Meadows to Canada. That's all that's...

Mar 20, 2020 : Gracetopher Kirk