Unicorn’s Totally Amazing PCT Gear List

Unicorn’s Totally Amazing PCT Gear List

If there’s one thing all long distance hikers have in common, it’s an obsession with backpacking gear.  Thru-hikers have an amazing capacity to discuss all aspects of their hiking equipment for hours on end.  Gear is the most commonly discussed topic on...
PCT Resupply Boxes and Strategy

PCT Resupply Boxes and Strategy

Deciding on a PCT resupply strategy is a decision that faces all thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail.  Since the hike typically takes 5-6 months to complete, hikers can’t carry all of their food at once.  A PCT hiker usually requires 3500-5000 calories a day...
PCT Training and The Sick

PCT Training and The Sick

I start my Pacific Crest Trail hike in exactly three weeks! Yesterday I completed a 15-mile day hike with 4000 feet of elevation gain and a 30lb backpack – the culmination of a rigorous 3-month training plan. My feet felt like they had wings as I effortlessly...