The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

This blog originally appeared on The Trek . Most Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers begin their journey in the desert — the first steps on the trail that they’ll be walking on for the next five months. The desert is one of the most frequent places hikers leave the PCT, and if you’re worried about whatContinue reading “The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact”

How I learned to adjust to post-trail life

This article originally appeared on The Trek, which you can read here. A deep breath of the crisp fresh air filled my lungs, and I opened my eyes. It was still dark out, and there were snow patches surrounding me. My feet were aching, my legs and body sore, but I was warm, and IContinue reading “How I learned to adjust to post-trail life”