The Journalist

A few more of Krista Eager’s reflections after walking the…

A few more of Krista Eager’s reflections after walking the northern half of the PCT in 2018.  You can read her journal from her various hiking adventures at http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/607198 I did not include Krista’s concern with poison oak (”Don’t wear shorts in Grider Canyon,” she advises.) or her gear comments (“The pockets in my pants […]

Section Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Has Unique Benefits and Challenges

 Karen “Pickles” deSousa has posted her impressions of the PCT from a section hiker’s perspective. To see more of her writings go to her website karengoesoutside.com   As she outlines to the reader, section hiking comes with advantages and challenges. She continues to section hike the PCT and will likely be found on the trail later […]

Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home (a slice of Anish’s new book)

There are a number of legendary hikers who have staked a claim to their fame by walking the PCT. Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson joined that PCT pantheon in 2013 when she completed the PCT in an incredible 60 days, 17 hours, and 12 minutes as a self-supported hiker (breaking Scott Williamson’s mark by four days).  I […]

The Next Challenge – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, USA (4,265 km)

My next adventure is confirmed, and I am now 11 days from starting. I am going to attempt to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in USA. When I decided to take a break from working one of the reasons was that I wanted to complete the Pacific Crest Trail. This went on a backburner whileContinue […]