Trail culture

The joy of PCT section hiking

The achivement of a lifetime. Sitting at the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Thinking about section-hiking? Do it!

By Tom Bache. This story originally appeared in our member magazine, the PCT Communicator. You too can receive the magazine. Join today.

Many stories about the Pacific Crest Trail experience focus on the thru-hiker. Of course, these are inspiring. But a thru-hike is only a dream for those (like me) ... Read more

Watch Only the Essential for free online

Mt. Whitney

Only The Essential is a 40-minute documentary film made by thru-hikers about thru-hiking the PCT. It is available free online at www.wildconfluence.com

Colin Arisman and Luke Kantola are Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers and filmmakers. They are the founders of Wild Confluence Films and the producers of the new full-length Pacific ... Read more