thru-hiking

This is what hiking 2000 miles feels like

By Kara Kieffer, PCTA P3 Hiker

2000 miles feels like waking up tired every morning, like eating the same food again and again until it loses all meaning. It feels like wondering with amazement when 20 miles became a short day. Like pushing yourself up the last climb of the ... Read more

Fulfilling a dream to climb Mount Whitney

By Evelina “Foodie” Averyanova, PCTA P3 Hiker

The alarm went off at 3 a.m. I wiped sleep from my eyes and mumbled something into my sleeping bag. I was driven — summiting Mount Whitney was my long-awaited dream. It took me an extra five minutes to squeeze my warm feet ... Read more