Tag: pacific crest trail

I Should’ve Written a Blog Today

I should’ve written a blog today as I typically do on my days off from hiking, but words seemed to have (mostly) escaped me. I should’ve written a blog today, but there was no drama or injury, no internal struggles, setbacks, or “exciting news”… Continue Reading “I Should’ve Written a Blog Today”

Life on the PCT: Cowboy Camping, Dealing with Fire Closures, and Our First Zero Day

Hello from Big Bear, CA on my first “zero” day since we started the trail May 6. In just 12 days, we have traveled 250 trail miles and have fallen totally and completely in love with the Pacific Crest Trail. As if the first… Continue Reading “Life on the PCT: Cowboy Camping, Dealing with Fire Closures, and Our First Zero Day”

The First 100 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

It’s all coming back, it’s all coming back to me now… The pack weight, the soreness, the “hiker hobble,” the hunger, the smell, the complete exhaustion, the spam wraps and tuna tacos (topped with CheezIts, of course) and the complete and total joy of… Continue Reading “The First 100 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail”

A Unique Pre-Trail Experience in Coachella Valley

Well, today is the big day. We’ll take our first of a million steps down the Pacific Crest Trail beginning right at the US / Mexico border. All the logistics are done, the bags are packed, and we’re as ready as we’re going to… Continue Reading “A Unique Pre-Trail Experience in Coachella Valley”

Food Resupply Strategy for Our PCT Thru-Hike

Of top interest to hikers (and those living vicariously through us) is how in the world we keep ourselves fed throughout the 2660 mile Pacific Crest Trail. There are many, many ways to create a solid resupply strategy, but Sean and I have decided… Continue Reading “Food Resupply Strategy for Our PCT Thru-Hike”

Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike Gear: Choosing Our Big Three

Well, we’re still about 2 months away from taking our first steps on the Pacific Crest Trail. But, rest assured, almost all of our gear has been selected and purchased. We are very, very excited to be hiking the PCT in ultralight (UL) fashion.… Continue Reading “Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike Gear: Choosing Our Big Three”

Why I’m Thru-Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

Just over a year ago, I sat down with all of my nerves, anxiety, and excitement and scribbled out my reasons for setting out on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. (You can check out that post here on Appalachian Trials if you’d like).… Continue Reading “Why I’m Thru-Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail”

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