Trail names are a tradition in the long-distance hiking community. They're essentially nicknames that hikers go by while on the trail - and sometimes off the trail as well. Generally, but not always, these names are fairly abstract (i.e. not something that would traditionally be someone's name).
Trail names and trail name rules are a simple but sometimes confusing part of trail culture within the long-distance hiking community. At their core, they're a fun part of the thru-hiking culture that can allow hikers to connect. Don't know what to say to your new friends? Ask about their trail
Pacific Crest Trail hikers have a new option for resupply in Northern California at Regeneration Base Camp. Regeneration Base Camp can be accessed via Scott Mountain Summit (map) on Highway 3 at PCT northbound mile 1561.3 / southbound mile 1093.9 (according to FarOut). It's located north of
The Continental Divide Trail is growing in popularity and is hiked each year by a growing number of people from around the United States and around the world. As with its counterpart, the Pacific Crest Trail, the CDT has slowly become a more diverse and less exclusive space over the years as it's
The Pacific Crest Trail is hiked by thousands of people each year - from all over the United States and the globe. The trail has slowly become a more diverse and less exclusive space over the years as it's become better documented and more well-known (on this note, be careful with your trail
Simon Willis thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2002 and made audio recordings with the people he and his hiking partner met during their hike. Over twenty years later, he's turned these recordings into a podcast series: The Pacific Crest Trail, Then and Now. I spoke to him for Episode 7 in
Pacific Crest Trail women's gear lists oftentimes do not align exactly with the gear lists broken down in the PCT Hiker Survey Gear Guide although this year there isn't too much difference between the overall PCT gear list and the women's PCT gear list. I've structured the data here a bit
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail as a couple can be a huge test of a relationship. Which tent or shelter to use as a couple can be an important consideration. Will you sleep together? Separate? Who will carry what part of the tent? Will you use a two or three-person tent? Will you bring no shelter