Hiking The PCT

Hiking the Bridge of the Gods

Why I Ended My PCT Thru-Hike Early This Year

Just like that, it’s over. My PCT thru-hike did not go as planned this year. After our two-week trailcation and hiking the 50-mile snowfree section from Timberline Lodge to Cascade Locks, I decided to end my thru-hike early. There were a combination of reasons why I decided to end my hike. It was a very tough decision to make, but I know it was the most responsible choice. Read more…

Tehachapi or Bust!

Tehachapi was one of our favorite town stops along the PCT last year in 2018. Bleeder and I couldn’t wait to get back into Tehachapi for another zero day this year. But first, we had to get there. On Day 43, we knew we only had 17 miles to hike until we were at the road to get into town. Making it to Tehachapi would be our big motivator for getting these miles done today.  Read more…

Mile 517.6: Hiker Town

The town stops along the PCT in Southern California have been wonderful, ranging from large campgrounds to RV Parks, businesses/community centers opening their property for free camping for hikers to hostels and even trail angels who open their homes to host hikers. Hiker Town was by far the most interesting stop along trail in Southern California.  Read more…

This Trail Is Making Me Stronger, Wiser and Really Hungry

There are two things that can end a thru-hike quickly – running out of money and injury. This year, I’ve been forced to take things a whole lot easier than I did last year. At first, I felt like a failure for having an injury so early on in my hike. Then I realized giving my body enough time to rest and heal is instrumental if I want to stay on trail and finish my hike. Read more…

What’s Next?

Now that I’ve hiked something as big as the Pacific Crest Trail, it’s hard not to think about doing another long-distance hike or planning the next big adventure. I mean, who hikes thousands of miles through three states, over five months and comes home to do nothing? Before I got off trail to come home, […] Read more…

Why I Couldn’t Have Hiked to Canada Without Grit

Many of you know Grit as the guy who finished thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with me at the Canadian border. Did you know Grit and I travelled over 1,700 miles together over the last few months along the PCT? Grit played a HUGE role in me hiking all the way to Canada. I couldn’t have done it without him, nor would I have wanted to. Meet Grit. Read more…

Dealing With the Post-Trail Blues

As my PCT thru-hike was coming closer to the end, I kept hearing more and more from other hikers about post-trail blues. At first, I didn’t think it was a thing. How could not hiking make me depressed? Now that I’ve been back a little over a week, the post-trail blues is a thing and it’s been hitting me hard. Read more…

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