The steps to take to take the steps

So you want to do a thruhike, eh? Have you been bringing thruhiking up for years, telling anyone who will listen that someday you want to do a thruhike? Or have you been hiding the desire deep down in the folds of your soul, barely letting yourself believe that you want to thruhike? Either way […]

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Permits Granted- Status update!  

This happened a while ago but… we finally got our permits!  We will officially be starting on May 10th!  Here are a couple of things that we have been working on in terms of planning: Getting to the trail head:  So a couple of months ago, when we bought our plane tickets to fly to […]

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One Tent to Rule Them All

The first item of gear we purchased this summer for the PCT was a tent.  On the AT we used a Zpacks Twin Hexamid.  This tent worked pretty well.  Yes we had some complaints, for example, I usually slept in the position furthest from the door and as a result I had very little head […]

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The Search for the Perfect Sleeping Pad

The following is a lot of crazy gear jargon… don’t read unless you are really into sleeping pads… This summer we bought most of the gear we will be using on the PCT so we could test it out on the Wonderland Trail.  For the most part I was set on the different items I […]

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What it’s Like to Be An Obsessive Planner…

Last night I had my first dream about hiking the PCT.  It was our first day on trail and we were just reaching this campground area with this big grassy field and a bunch of cabins.  We consulted the map/guidebook and turns out we had already gone eight miles!  In our guide book we had […]

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