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Great Hiking Trails of the World by Karen Berger

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

Pacific Crest Trail, Hadrian’s Wall Path, Kungsleden, Annapurna Circuit. Many, many more. Amazon (via Chris Townsend) Advertisements

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations, you made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper, you traveled over 2,000 miles and this is your time to shine. Show More Summary

Transformation

I began my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail on April 26th, 2017 at the Southern Terminus in Campo, CA. I arrived at the Northern Terminus in Manning Park, BC, Canada on September 1st. I then returned to the High Sierras to hike my missing section as a Southbounder, from Sierra City, CA to Kearsarge Pass, CA plus some bonus miles to Mt. Show More Summary

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper, you traveled over 2,000 miles and this is your time to shine. Show More Summary

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [One pic is NSFW]

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper, you traveled over 2,000 miles and this is your time to shine. Show More Summary

What Happens Now?

One day before the 5 month anniversary of our start date, we stepped across the clear cut in the forest that denotes the US-Canadian border and reached the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. We were done, finished, complete. Show More Summary

Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail?

Besides constantly refining my gear list and saving those precious dollars, I have also been contemplating whether or not I want to do another daily blog of my PCT thru-hike as I did on the AT back in 2013. The post Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail? appeared first on The Trek.

A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

Recent books and movies have inspired countless hikers and potential hikers to dream about thru-hiking one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, or the Continental Divide Trail. However, for many people the feat is just not feasible. Show More Summary

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. Each week, we peruse all of the wonderful pictures from Instagram...Show More Summary

Ultralight Meal Planning With Friends and Lessons Learned

I recently completed the incredibly beautiful 71-mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass (Section J) in Washington State with a friend from work. Although we’re both experienced backpackers and chat frequently about our adventures, we had never hiked together. Show More Summary

We made it to here!

2,650.10 miles under our belts, Pacific Crest Trail you've been hiked! The post We made it to here! appeared first on The Trek.

Thru-Hiking Reflections, 1 Year Later: The World is Burning

A year ago this week, I completed my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. It was a trial by fire, in the proverbial sense; I had been backpacking just three times before attempting the PCT, and none of those trips had lasted more than...Show More Summary

8 Reasons Why I’m Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

There are 8 reasons why I’m thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. And those reasons involve body odor, cheddar cheese, trash cans, and not sitting at a desk. The post 8 Reasons Why I’m Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail appeared first on The Trek.

Learning to Read the Landscape

Over the past decade, more and more thru-hikers have ditched maps and have instead opted for guides like The A.T. Guide or Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook that stick to the highlights – water sources, shelters, road crossings, AYCE buffets and other necessary information. Show More Summary

"The chief architect of the Pacific Crest Trail, Clinton Clarke, saw the project in explicitly racial and religious terms."

"The 'negro boys”' of America, he complained in 1937, had remained 'closer to the soil' and so were taking 'all the athletic prizes,' while whites suffered from 'too much sitting on soft seats in motors, too much sitting in soft seats...Show More Summary

The trail is in me now – thoughts from a thruhiker

I am home. The hike is over. Readjusting is hard. I am like an empty shell. I am not here. My mind is still out there. Out there on the trail. The PCT. Pacific Crest Trail. Two years ago I read about it. A wilderness trail that runsShow More Summary

Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles by Chris Townsend

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

When I was first getting into serious hiking one of my gurus was Chris Townsend. And he’s still one of my gurus today. Understated. Informative. Interesting. ChrisTownsendOutdoors.com He hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 1982 averaging only 15 miles a … Continue reading ?

Search intensifies for Irish hiker last seen in April on Pacific Crest Trail

A search is underway for an Irish hiker who disappeared in April as he trekked through a stretch of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. David O’Sullivan, 25, had left his home in Ireland on March 20 with the goal of hiking the famed trail in five months, according to a missing person’s Facebook...

"Almost something that you can usually splash over without even getting your feet wet was chest-deep at least on me — I’m 6’3” — and flowing at an incredible rate."

"The velocity and the amount of gallons that are zooming by per second is pretty astounding."Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in the summer after a heavy snow winter (L.A. Times).And there's still a lot of snow, which obscures the path, causing hikers to lose their way, and reflects, giving them a sunburn. Despite all the snow and icy-cold water, it's "hot as hell."

High-water year makes Pacific Crest Trail a more treacherous hike

Waist-deep in a swift, frigid creek, Indigo Catton lost her footing. Behind her, hiking partner Caitlin Olson was too far away to help. They’d had a long day hiking through the snow-covered Sierra Nevada on the Pacific Crest Trail, had already crossed two difficult creeks and were rushing to get...

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