The Triple Crown is thru-hiking's most coveted award. Only awarded to those bold enough to complete the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Appalachian Trail, it's an honor bestowed upon only those with the maximum amount of time to devote to walking across the United States and
Earlier this year, I began my second thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Earlier this year, I prematurely ended my second thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail after nearly 1,000 mi / 1,600 km of walking northbound through California from the US-Mexico border. And if I'm being honest, I am quite
A Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker's gear list can more or less define them out on the trail. Typically, what "you before the trail" thinks will be best for "you on the trail" don't perfectly align and tweaks are made over the course of the hike to accommodate the newly-found you out on the trail.
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
It has officially been a year since I gave into the masochistic demands of a the voice inside my head and started walking north from the US-Mexico border in search of my spirit animal. So now the question is: were those four and a half months spent dragging myself through 2,600 miles of