Hiking The PCT

My First Week on the PCT

I made it! I’ve survived a whole week on the PCT so far and I’m still smiling about being out here. After hiking over 70 miles over the last seven days, I’ve only gotten five blisters and they all seem to be on the mend. Everyday I’m out here on the trail, I think to […] Read more…

What Am I Bringing With Me On the PCT?

It’s now less than two days before I start my thru-hike on the PCT. All of my emotions have been bubbling up to the surface over the last week – excitement, fear, nerves and anticipation. It’s crazy to think all of the planning, preparation, research, gear purchases and numerous training hikes has finally come to […] Read more…

What’s In My PCT Thru-Hike First-Aid Kit?

Disclaimer: I’ve made some updates to my First-Aid Kit since I originally posted this on January 18th, 2018 The one thing that’s constant about my preparing to hike the PCT is that the gear list is ALWAYS changing. There’s an ongoing effort to reduce the base weight in my pack. Not just by pounds, but […] Read more…

Why I Want To Hike The PCT

Out of all the questions people ask me about my upcoming PCT thru-hike, asking me why I want to hike the PCT is the question I get asked the most. My short answer is, “Why not?” I love hiking! I’ve spent the last year of my life planning, preparing and physically/mentally training to hike the […] Read more…