Pacific Crest Trail Planning is a test in logistical strength. On top of deciding on and purchasing all of our clothing and equipment that we’ll be taking with us, as thru hikers we need a way to maintain our gear and food so that we can stay out there and keep going. While everyone is different, in … Read morePacific Crest Trail: Planning Our Thru Hike
Greetings from Julian, CA, 80 miles up the Pacific Crest Trail! We are taking a much needed rest and recovery day away from the trail in this sleepy little town. So, remember that solemn realization post I mentioned I might write from the desert? Well, here it is- a summary of my week 1 on … Read moreOne Week on the Pacific Crest Trail
Announcing our Pacific Crest Trail thru hike to family and friends was a multi-stage process. The first was the smiling and nodding phase. Most weren’t sure whether to take us seriously or not, and I can’t say I blame them. The second stage entailed slightly refined skepticism, with statements like, “the desert is really hot,” … Read moreFrequently Asked Questions about the Pacific Crest Trail
See how the gear below actually performed in our Post-PCT Gear Review. In Part I and II of our Pacific Crest Trail Gear List, we covered the basic equipment of performance clothing that will keep us alive and protected on our 2,650 mile hike. Now we move on to the good stuff: Technology! Every thru hiker … Read morePacific Crest Trail Gear List Part III: Technology
See how the gear below actually performed in our Post-PCT Gear Review. In Part I of our Pacific Crest Trail Gear List, we covered the basic equipment, our backpacks, sleeping accoutrement, and all the things we really need to not die out there- like water and food storage. Because the Pacific Crest Trail wanders through … Read morePacific Crest Trail Gear List Part II: Clothing
We’re less than one month away from our official start date on our Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike. I can’t believe it’s this close, and I probably won’t believe it until I’ve spent a few days on the trail and fully comprehend what we’ve gotten ourselves into. I’m sure that a solemn, “realization” post will … Read moreOne Month Til Lift Off: Our Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike
See how the gear below actually performed in our Post-PCT Gear Review. Now that we’ve announced our plans to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, let’s talk about what’s really important here: What stuff do we need to buy? As we’ve discovered with our research for the Pacific Crest Trail, “gear” is a loose term that … Read moreOur Pacific Crest Trail Gear List Part I: Equipment
We’ve decided to push our travel plans back a few months, about 6, so we can complete a Pacific Crest Trail thru hike this summer. Is it crazy? Yes. Is is necessary? No. Will it be worth it? We think so. What is the Pacific Crest Trail? The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2,600 mile … Read moreWe’re Going to Thru Hike the Pacific Crest Trail!