So you know what a "thru-hike" is, you know that it's the Pacific Crest Trail (not the Pacific Coast Trail), and think you have what it takes to tackle the 2,650 mi / 4,265 km without dying. Good for you. But if you really want to be a thru-hiker, there's one thing you need above all else - a
So you've completed your life's greatest accomplishment and, being that we live in the future, you have been forever immortalized via photo at the end of your grand adventure. But what's that? Your hiking partner and trusted companion sucks at taking pictures? Did you finally make it to the other
Is the Pacific Crest Trail a fantastic adventure that you should most definitely set out on? Yes. Is the Pacific Crest Trail a never-ending ride of epic views, happy times, and rainbow-farting trail angels? Not really. Is the Pacific Crest Trail a place where you could end up dead at the
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