Pacific Crest Trail: Planning Our Thru Hike

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

Frequently Asked Questions about 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

Pacific Crest Trail Gear List Part III: Technology

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

Pacific Crest Trail Gear List Part II: Clothing

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

One Month Til Lift Off: Our Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike

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

Our Pacific Crest Trail Gear List Part I: Equipment

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

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