Shit isn’t easy on the PCT, and I’m writing now to share things I learned about feet for those of you considering your first long hike. The PCT was my first long hike, and I had my fair share of feet trouble, but I made it. And I learned a lot. And I’m going to share it all with you here.
I skipped the ADZPCTKO PCT Kick Off party the year of my hike. I watched dozens and dozens of hikers get carted south from Warner Springs, but I chose to keep walking north. But I certainly would not miss the opportunity to reunite with my fellow 2013 hikers at the 2014 Kick Off. I’ve heard… continue reading
I was really comfortable with my gear along the Pacific Crest Trail, so I thought I would share it with you, and explain why it worked. Please note beforehand that I purchased all these items with my own money after carefully researching them, and was not given anything for review. The following are my opinions.m... continue reading
We started hearing horror stories about the snow on the trail while in Stehekin 9/28-9/29, but by the time we got to Mazama and Winthrop 9/30, the stories had whipped into a terrible tale of impassable “walls of snow,” irreconcilable avalanche and hypothermia dangers, etc. etc. There’s a great blog post that talks about the… continue reading
To start off, I’ll say: No, I have not read ‘Wild.’ I have not read the book that might be stoking a surge of new thru-hike attempts this year. (It’s on my library hold queue, though!) I hadn’t really heard of it until my friend Elly Blue asked, “Have you read Wild?” I sounded a… continue reading
I want to share the wonderful advice I got from Thump Thump in 2012 while planning my PCT hike. I met her while bikepacking at Crater Lake. It helped me so much, and it could help you, too! Hi! It’s awesome that you’re thinking about doing the PCT. I was pretty unconventional, so please take… continue reading