In the second installment of our look at the Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey, we are taking a deep dive into the gear hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail used this year. This includes not only what PCT gear was the most common, but what PCT gear performed best over the course of the trail (and
Hello and welcome to the results of the 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey! I've officially closed the books on the sixth year of this project and would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to participate. You're amazing people. Also, thank you to everyone who was
Unfortunately, there's often a log of fearmongering that goes on surrounding a Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hike. Many would-be mongerers of fear have never hiked the PCT (or maybe at all) before and are largely afraid of irrational things (like murderers in the woods). As a former PCT thru-hiker,
This information comes from the Pacific Crest Trail Class of 2017 Survey and aims to give you an idea of what mistakes others have made pre, during, or post-PCT in the hopes that you will hopefully, be able to avoid the same pitfalls. That being said, these are all just single statements by
"Wait, so do you carry all your food for the entire hike with you the entire time?" If you're thinking about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, be ready for people to ask you this question (among others) as you make your way down the trail. Nobody is carrying the calories required for a PCT
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.