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,
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.
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
Since apparently, you all enjoy watching shaky footage of walks through the wilderness, I have taken the original clips from my Pacific Crest Trail in Three Minutes video and put them together without any editing or music. The result? Pure adventure (and a considerable amount of wind). I don't
Having never been overnight backpacking before in my life, you would be correct in assuming that there was (and definitely still is) a lot about the outdoors and the Pacific Crest Trail that I understood little to none of. Fortunately, I had plenty of time to learn whilst out thru-hiking the
A lot of people were fans of my first Pacific Crest Trail video, Three Second Thru-Hike, and I honestly didn't think it would be such a hit. I am happy with the way it turned out, but I got a lot of feedback about the length of the video (which ends up being over seven minutes), and the music
Spending months (or maybe month?) out on the Pacific Crest Trail, you are guaranteed to run into some wildlife. This wildlife could be as boring as the "cheeseburger" birds taunting you with reminders of food you can't eat (Cheeseburger bird? Yes, cheeseburger bird. Go hike the PCT and you'll
After everything you've read you still want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail? Well, I have some news for you: you're probably going to die out there (and nobody will miss you). I've already warned about the bears, the things scarier than bears, and even the more things scarier than bears, but for