Tagged: thru-hiking

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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...

Penguin contemplating Lake Marjorie after climbing Pinchot Pass in the High Sierra, with my ULA Circuit Pack and Therm-a-Rest Z Lite sleeping pad on display. 13

PCT gear review: the Big Three

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is a test of willpower above all. Beyond that, some elements can make or break your thru-hike: pacing yourself so you don’t get injured, managing your ravenous hunger, and carrying...

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PCT food planning: overview

It should be of no surprise to anyone that walking the PCT from Mexico to Canada will require a lot of food. And by a lot, I mean truly massive quantities. The food planning...