FAQ: I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

What is the Pacific Crest Trail? The PCT is a continuous footpath from Mexico to Canada. It’s approximately 2,660 miles long and goes through California, Oregon and Washington. Who are you going with? Myself, and a few thousand strangers who are also day hiking, section hiking or attempting to thruhike. Rumor has it the relationships youContinue reading “FAQ: I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail”

What I’m Packing: Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

One thing you can learn about thruhiking via the internet is that how much weight you’re carrying will have a measured effect on how much you’re enjoying you’re hike. Not that long ago, it wasn’t rare for people to carry packs that, not counting food, water, etc weighed upwards of 30 or 40lbs. Cheryl Strayed’sContinue reading “What I’m Packing: Pacific Crest Trail Gear List”

The Point of Suffering – Reavis Falls + Reavis Ranch overnight

This weekend was 25 miles of backpacking in 36 hours. Approximately 5000 feet accumulated elevation gain, 3000 of it in a 2 mile distance. The destination: Reavis Falls and Reavis Ranch in a day with my friend Dominic. Holy crap, what a trip. Our initial plan had been Reavis Ranch, but I’m not sure whenContinue reading “The Point of Suffering – Reavis Falls + Reavis Ranch overnight”

14 things I wish I’d known before my first backpacking trip

My first-ever backpacking trip was to Havasu Falls, Arizona, a three-day, two-night trip. I was invited less than a week before the trip, had zero gear, and had only ever hiked 8 (miserable) miles in a day. I gathered all my gear from REI rentals and Amazon and ended up with a pack that I struggledContinue reading “14 things I wish I’d known before my first backpacking trip”