One and Multi-Day Trips in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is a national park in the state of Montana, on the US – Canada border, encompassing part of the Rocky Mountain range. The park is famous for its alpine scenery, glaciers, plentiful lakes and an ecosystem that is still in tact despite a century of human intervention. Needless to say, Glacier is a … Read moreOne and Multi-Day Trips in Glacier National Park

Pacific Crest Tales: The Den of Legit Hikers

In northern Washington, the tiny town of Skykomish is the last outpost of human civilization for many thruhikers. We reached it in the early afternoon one day, almost entirely out of food but still energized. The Alpine Lakes Wilderness north of Snoqualmie was beautiful and everything we were looking for from Washington and we were on … Read morePacific Crest Tales: The Den of Legit Hikers

Magnificent Marmots of the PCT

Wildlife watching is one of our favorite things to do, and its a big reason for going out west to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. One animal in particular, the marmot, captured a lot of attention and is a bit of a character on the trail that stretches through the Sierra Nevada mountain range. No coverage … Read moreMagnificent Marmots of the PCT

Everybody Hates Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the most hated person on the Pacific Crest Trail. She, her book and movie adaptation Wild are little more than joke fodder. On the trail Strayed and Wild were barely mentioned among thruhikers, except when it came to putting them down. Nothing major, sarcastic comments here and there, but certainly nothing positive either. … Read moreEverybody Hates Cheryl Strayed

Pacific Crest Tales: Going Southbound

To go Southbound from Canada, we had to go a bit Northbound first. It is against United States law to enter the country from Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, and we’d be damned if we were going to hike up to the border and then turn around and backtrack to the first available exit … Read morePacific Crest Tales: Going Southbound

Saying Goodbye to the PCT

Dear Readers, When we last updated our trail journal, we were heading up to Canada to finish the second half of the trail Southbound. Since then, we have finished the state of Washington (minus a bunch of miles on account of the record wildfire season), a much-anticipated section of the trail for us. In retrospect, going Southbound was … Read moreSaying Goodbye to the PCT

Pacific Crest Tales: Muir Trail Ranch Resupply

For over 200 miles in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Pacific Crest Trail runs in unison with another scenic hiking trail: the John Muir Trail, or the JMT. 200+ miles of the best, most beautiful views in the Sierras. The John Muir Trail starts in the Yosemite Valley, one of the crown jewels of … Read morePacific Crest Tales: Muir Trail Ranch Resupply

Pacific Crest Tales: The Day We Almost Cheat

It was a day when I felt like I had hiked 10 miles, but I had only gone 5.5. We took an enormous break at 11 AM and continued the hike towards a fire station 7 miles away, the nearest source of water. This was the Station Fire section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Entire … Read morePacific Crest Tales: The Day We Almost Cheat