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Music and Audiobooks for Better Hiking on the PCT

I didn’t listen to music or other audio for the first 1200 miles of my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. I chugged along in my own head, listening to nature, having arguments with imaginary people, or playing call-and-response...

The inflorescence of a lanceleaf liveforever plant (Dudleya lanceolata), beside the trail in Southern California. 6

PCT gear lists: start vs. finish

You’ve heard this story before. Friends & family asked about it. Cheryl Strayed told it. PCT hiker starts with way too much gear, because they didn’t know what they were getting into, then ditches...