Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2650-mile trail that runs along the spine of the Cascade and Sierra mountain ranges from the Mexico to Canada. In 2017, I attempted a thru-hike of the PCT and hiked over 1800 miles in a single summer. It was a life-changing experience and one that I think about often to this day.

Pacific Crest Trail Blog

While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, I kept a daily blog about my experience. To read the blog in chronological order, start here:

Alternatively, you can browse through individual posts about the PCT below.

 

Pacific Crest Trail Archives

PCT Day 161 – Surprise Snowfall in the Sierras

PCT Day 161 – Surprise Snowfall in the Sierras

I slept fitfully last night and awoke to the sound of rain on my tent. I tossed and turned and could hear the rain falling each time I awoke. It got...

PCT Day 160 – Crossing Selden Pass and Bear Creek

PCT Day 160 – Crossing Selden Pass and Bear Creek

I woke up today feeling more rested and was glad I stopped earlier last night. My goal today was to hike as close as possible to the junction...

PCT Day 159 – Visiting the Muir Trail Ranch

PCT Day 159 – Visiting the Muir Trail Ranch

I woke up feeling tired and worn down this morning. Today's itinerary primarily consisted of a downhill hike towards Muir Trail Ranch. I didn't send...

PCT Day 158 – A Surprise at the Muir Hut

PCT Day 158 – A Surprise at the Muir Hut

It was so nice to awake without frost on my tent this morning. Sleeping at a lower elevation has its advantages. I really wanted to make it over...

PCT Day 157 – Mather Pass and the Golden Staircase

PCT Day 157 – Mather Pass and the Golden Staircase

I awoke shortly after 5:00 am and my tent was covered in frost again. I packed up my tent by the light of my headlamp and bid goodbye to Mark and...

PCT Day 155 – Crossing Glen Pass to Rae Lakes

PCT Day 155 – Crossing Glen Pass to Rae Lakes

I awoke at 5:00 am despite staying up past 11 last night working on my blog. I guess my body is getting used to waking up early. It gets dark at...

PCT Day 154 – The Mt. Williamson Motel and Basecamp

PCT Day 154 – The Mt. Williamson Motel and Basecamp

I awoke early today as I wanted to arrive at the Onion Valley Trailhead by noon. Using my InReach Explorer, I texted Daniel the previous night and...

PCT Day 152 – Crabtree Meadow to Tyndall Creek

PCT Day 152 – Crabtree Meadow to Tyndall Creek

I awoke at 6:00 am to blue skies. Everything was wet outside but I had stayed cozy and warm all night. My sleeping quilt was completely dry, which...

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Hi, I'm Unicorn!

I am an avid hiker, traveler, and adventurer who is on the mission to explore hiking trails around the world.  I’m also obsessed with National Parks, long-distance trails and other outdoorsy things.

I hope to share this knowledge with you and inspire you to explore new hiking trails too!