In an effort to improve Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey, I have continued to expand the questions I ask hikers. This year, I have taken an even deeper dive into finding out what gear hikers used, but more importantly, what gear made hikers successful and what gear hikers wanted to burn or
Hello and welcome to the results of the 2017 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey! I've officially closed the books on the fifth year of this project and we have once again increased the number of respondents from the previous year - by nearly 50%! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time
Planning for a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike can seem like an impossible and insurmountable task, especially if you've never done anything on this scale before. Trying to stuff your head full of plans, strategies, and information about the trail is, in all honesty, probably a waste of your time.
I have a confession to make to you all: I'm afraid of the dark. People always ask me if I'm afraid hitchhiking, or solo travel, or the BearCat, and the answer is always the same: no. But you know what I am afraid of? Being alone in the forest after the sun goes down. That shit terrifies me.
Want to do some planning for your inevitable Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike but don't know where to start? Looking for the best Pacific Crest Trail resources? Well if you haven't already, I suggest you check out my Pacific Crest Trail page. Absorbed all of that? Great, read on. As much as I
Before hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, it appears to be a glorious path of thrilling adventure to happiness, self-improvement, and ultimately enlightenment. It's not. Glamorized and embellished trail tales reflect a small percentage of what the PCT has to offer. Did you really think it was "so
As much as I try to convince you all that you're planning too much for the Pacific Crest Trail, I know that the real reason you're "planning" is because you're excited for your adventure and the planning stage can be an exciting undertaking in itself (however unnecessary it may be). Well, instead
We've already broken down the Pacific Crest Trail Class of 2016's gear and resupply, so now it's time to take a closer look at the demographics (and miscellaneous data points) from this last year's PCT class. A lot of the data here is more along the lines of, "Hmmm...I think this would be an
The questions surrounding Pacific Crest Trail resupply in this year's Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey were expanded to better answer what's one of the trails biggest challenges (at least in the planning stages). Hopefully this information will help to lessen the unnecessary stress that