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A Long Slide Down Forester Pass

A Long Slide Down Forester Pass

I didn’t make it too far after summiting Mt. Whitney. We descended to the Crab Tree campground, packed our things, and hiked the one mile back to the Pacific Crest...

Jun 23, 2018 : Lizzie Heine
Cheers to the Gear: My Almost Final List

Cheers to the Gear: My Almost Final List

After months of research, testing, tears, massive failures,  and occasional triumphs, I've finally figured out (tentatively) what gear I'm taking with me on my SOBO hike. Given that I'm very...

Jun 22, 2018 : Kaitlyn Heffron
Pie and Some R&R Before Returning to the Desert

Pie and Some R&R Before Returning to the Desert

First off, let me start by apologizing for the delay between posts. It’s been difficult to do much writing while battling having good enough service and enough battery. Julian: Home...

Jun 21, 2018 : Nolan and Michelle
Next Stop: Mt. Shasta on the Way to Oregon

Next Stop: Mt. Shasta on the Way to Oregon

Here's the update from Section M, Sierra City to Beldon Town. I'm currently camping out in the gym of the Word of Life Church in Burney after a 24-hour hiking...

Jun 20, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Spectacular Scenery and a Sunrise Summit in the Sierra

Spectacular Scenery and a Sunrise Summit in the Sierra

The last two days have been nothing short of spectacular. Yesterday Flamingo Sunrise, Hot Tuna, and I summited Mt. Whitney for sunrise. Mt. Whitney is the highest mountain in the...

Jun 20, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
My First PCT Black Bear Encounter

My First PCT Black Bear Encounter

Here are some thoughts I had after running into my first black bear all alone on trail. It was a sow and two cubs about 15 feet off trail.

Jun 17, 2018 : Olympia
Echo Lake to Donner Summit

Echo Lake to Donner Summit

Update video for Section K, from Echo Lake to Donner Summit. Enjoy! Chris

Jun 16, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Fearmongering the Sierra

Fearmongering the Sierra

It can happen on any part of the PCT, about any part, really. Every year partway through the desert the discussion and dilemma begins. Will the Sierra be passable when...

Jun 16, 2018 : Smokebeard
The Desert in Review

The Desert in Review

Over the past 33 days, I have found myself traversing through the blistering heat of the desert floor and ascending high mountain ridges. The first 702 miles of the Pacific...

Jun 16, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
Book Three, Chapter Two – Mammoth Mountains and Then Mammoth Lake

Book Three, Chapter Two – Mammoth Mountains and Then Mammoth Lake

The Bishop to Mammoth Lakes stretch is challenging for a whole host of reasons. Firstly, it's long, about 116 miles. Secondly, you go over a high pass almost every day,...

Jun 15, 2018 : Smokebeard