PCT Update #1 – Campo, CA to ?

Next month I will be beginning my journey on the Pacific Crest Trail--I'm SO excited! The PCT spans from Mexico to Canada, traversing 3 states (California, Oregon and Washington) along the way. If you'd like to follow my journey, you can check back here for regular...
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PCT Gear List – Coming Soon!

Next month, I will begin my journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. I have made some upgrades on my gear since my 2015 AT thru-hike to shed some pack weight. Hoping the decrease in base weight will help offset water weight in the desert, we will see. Stay tuned! Happy...
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My 5 Favorite Restaurants Along the Appalachian Trail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZXLCxx5IRM There isn't much that thru-hikers care about more than food. During my 2015 thru-hike, I was always wondering what new treasure of a restaurant I would find in the next town and would literally catch myself day dreaming...
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10 Multipurpose Backpacking Gear Items

https://youtu.be/ZsPJr-G7WsY Backpackers are always trying to lower their pack weight. After all, when you are carrying everything you need to live on your back, every ounce should be examined. One simple way to reduce pack weight is to make sure you are toting...
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Transportation To & From the Appalachian Trail

https://youtu.be/SGRm2zLYwZ8 You've decided you are going to hike the Appalachian Trail and now suddenly you've asked yourself: "How do I get there and back?" Fortunately for me, my family was willing to take me to Amicalola State Park to bid me farewell, and I also...
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What I Wore During My AT Thru-hike

https://youtu.be/EsD2EBthGHc When I began researching clothing for my AT thru-hike in 2015, I started stressing. All of this talk about "cotton kills" and "layering" was a little much for someone who had never been on an overnight backpacking trip. I was also...

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