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A Million Ways to Die on the PCT



Sabrina RETURNS! Super excited to have Sabrina back in Dallas to give us all of her great PCT stories. Remember: the Eagle Rock Loop Guidebook is available now! Hike the ERL this fall! Resources: Topo Athletics Terraventure (Women’s) Topo Athletics Terraventure (Men’s) Sabrina’s Instagram Bodhi’s Instagram Info on the Greater Patagonia Trail


liz thru hike nature's call backpacking interview

Love & Hate on the PCT: Liz’s First Thru-Hike



Liz is a prolific thru-hiker. She’s done the AT, the PCT, and the Colorado Trail. She’s currently planning a trip to do the Continental Divide. She teaches the thru-hiking course at my local REI, we became fast friends after I attended the class (and she made fun of me throughout it). Hike Your Own Hike (and … Continue reading Love & Hate on the PCT: Liz’s First Thru-Hike


Psychology of a Failed Thru Hike



Last year, my friend Derek Tusing began a thru-hike of the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) with a friend. After ~300 miles, Derek made the decision to bail. We take a deep dive into the decision and the intense psychological challenges that accompany the equally daunting physical challenges of a 1600 mile hike across the U.S. Because … Continue reading Psychology of a Failed Thru Hike