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Milestones – Week 6

Milestones – Week 6

Amidst the highs and lows, the gear failures, the challenges and victories, there has been one constant in my life since April. Every day I am one step, one moment...

Jun 11, 2021 : Becca Mickley
Reflections from the Southern California Desert

Reflections from the Southern California Desert

I hiked 563 miles during my first month on the PCT from the Mexico border to Tehachapi, California. As I transition out of the hot desert, I’m feeling confident and...

Jun 6, 2021 : Kyle Huber
First week of the Sierras

First week of the Sierras

Sierras. Wow. What a mind blowing experience. It’s difficult to describe in words, but I shall try. My friend from home, Tricia, met me in Kennedy Meadows to hike this...

Jun 5, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
A Whole New Ballgame (Days 49 to 56, Kennedy Meadows to Bishop)

A Whole New Ballgame (Days 49 to 56, Kennedy Meadows to Bishop)

Day 49 Start: Sherman Pass Road / Kennedy MeadowsEnd: Bushcamp near Olancha PeakPCT Miles Hikes Today: 20.0 Kennedy Meadows was amazing - For years, Mango and I had been picturing

Jun 5, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Things That Have Come to Be (June 2)

Things That Have Come to Be (June 2)

It is almost six weeks now that I have been out hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail.  Sometimes before the trip I was asked, what are you most looking forward...

Jun 2, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Getting to the End of the Desert (May 28)

Getting to the End of the Desert (May 28)

At this point, we are finishing up some final days of desert hiking, each day getting closer to Kennedy Meadows, a place on the trail known as a transition spot. ...

Jun 2, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Hiking the Aqueduct (May 22)

Hiking the Aqueduct (May 22)

On this day, I hiked a unique stretch of the PCT. Los Angeles Aqueduct in the Mojave Desert. PCT runs beside Los Angeles Aqueduct for a stretch. There is a...

Jun 2, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Two Chapsticks Too Many and Other Two Week Reflections

Two Chapsticks Too Many and Other Two Week Reflections

Two weeks on trail and walking 200 miles has left a mark on my heart. It is also left an insane amount of dirt between my toes. There is a...

Jun 1, 2021 : Ava Adoline
Dawnbreak – Week 5

Dawnbreak – Week 5

With my new poles firmly in hand, I set out from Wrightwood eager to make up some time. According to my updated trip plan, I was now a full week...

May 31, 2021 : Becca Mickley
The Boy Who Blew Off The Mountain (Days 40 to 48, Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows)

The Boy Who Blew Off The Mountain (Days 40 to 48, Tehachapi to Kennedy Meadows)

Day 40 Start: Hwy 58 / TehachapiEnd: Walker Pass / RidgecrestPCT Miles Hikes Today: 3.5 up, 3.5 down Well, we’re certainly starting off this new section with a bang. I...

May 28, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela