The Journalist

Thru-Hiking the PCT Ruined My Life

This stories serves as a companion piece to Kathleen’s post on January 31st. See Kathleen’s blog at www.kathleenlovesyoga.com We have been inspired by Kathleen’s delightful writing which has been one of the hiker/writer highlights of the 2018 season.  Maybe we will benefit from more in the 2019 hiking season. Happy Ground Hog’s Day … our […]

50 Thru-Hiking Terms Every Hiker Should Know

Whether you’re getting ready to start planning your own thru-hike or are just curious and want to learn more about the Pacific Crest Trail and/or long-distance hiking in general, here’s a list of 50 thru-hiking terms you should know.  Read more… The post 50 Thru-Hiking Terms Every Hiker Should Know appeared first on Kathleen Loves […]

How I Planned My 2018 PCT Resupply Strategy

When asked about thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, I often get asked about my resupply strategy. Learn how I planned my 2018 PCT resupply strategy and read all of the FAQs I get asked about resupplying on trail, along with my detailed answers. Read more… The post How I Planned My 2018 PCT Resupply Strategy appeared […]

The distinctive Aloha Lake in Desolation Wilderness is actually…

The distinctive Aloha Lake in Desolation Wilderness is actually a reservoir with a dam on the south end.  The water eventually reaches the American River.  The hundreds of dead lodgepole pine snags that poke above the lake’s surface once grew in the basin that was flooded by the dam.  Aloha Lake now contributes to the […]

NoBo vs SoBo PCT Thru-Hiker – What’s The Difference?

NoBo or SoBo? There are many factors to take into consideration when a hiker is choosing which direction they want to hike the PCT in. Learn about the benefits and disadvantages to hiking in each direction along the PCT. Read more… The post NoBo vs SoBo PCT Thru-Hiker – What’s The Difference? appeared first on Kathleen […]

Tracy ‘Trouble’ Ellis hiked SOBO in 2018 … starting on…

Tracy ‘Trouble’ Ellis hiked SOBO in 2018 … starting on Canada Day (July 1st) and ending at the Mexican border November 26th.  We previously posted a photo set from her walk about non-traditional water sources in the arid south (especially dry by November) … guzzlers, caches, and the barrel above the LA Aqueduct … http://pcttrailsidereader.com/post/182194459605/water-in-the-desert-south-is-delivered-in-many […]