Hike the PCT With One Simple Trick

Hiking through the wilderness, now 745 miles in, I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks about how to survive in the woods, physically and mentally. Eat snacks often. Tighten your backpack hip belt every hour. Take a shower every chance you have. Don’t fight your urge to pee in the middle of the night,…

Losing Myself (And My Pants) in the Desert

PCT hikers complain about the desert. Too hot during the day, too cold at night, too little water. Maybe as a Southern Californian I am biased, but I’ve always thought the desert gets a bad rap. And after hiking through the 700-mile “desert section,” I am ready to defend it. First, “desert section” is a…