Hiker culture

Thoughts on a cancelled thru-hike

By Jessica Bowman

Harlem

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy ... Read more

“We will get out to the PCT one day!”

By Kendra Slagter

I remember sitting at my desk at the office in February, crossing my fingers and hoping there would be a permit date available for mid-April. I had already written off the possibility of getting one considering how quickly they were snatched up when originally released in October ... Read more