How to Do Trail Magic Right

This is a post about trail angeling and trail magic on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and why perhaps it has become detrimental to the trail and trail culture. Between 2013 and 2015, whether because of the “Wild” movie effect or due to an influx of Appalachian Trail (AT) hikers wanting more trail time or […]

860 Miles by Thumb

I just got into Portland, Oregon after hitching from Lone Pine, California to Cascade Locks for the 9th annual PCT Days. Most of the ride was much less eventful than anticipated, and took me much less time than I budgeted for. It took 16 hours in 6 strangers’ cars, with an overnight in Bend at […]

Lightweight Wordpress Testimonials

Testimonial plugins and theme functions are generally really over-thought and over-wrought, in my opinion. On this website, where I’ve run a cycling cap business since 2005, I’ve collected customer testimonials as comments and displayed them in a simple manner. I created a page called “Feedback“ I solicited customers to write a comment on the Feedback […]

Lake Fire Further Changes Southern PCT Miles

If you are planning a thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, here is some new trail beta to consider. The Lake Fire in the San Gorgonio Wilderness has closed the trail from the National Forest boundary south of Mission Springs (Whitewater Preserve) near mile 218 all the way to Onyx Summit near mile 252. In […]

LNT on the PCT

Everyone who goes out in the woods should know the seven Leave No Trace principles (LNT). In fact, if you’re caught by a ranger, especially in the National Parks, you might get asked to recite them to avoid getting a fine. This impromptu quiz happened to me, and stumbling through the answers got me out […]

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