Patricia “Blackpacker” Cameron has a family and a job running an outdoor-equity-focused nonprofit, so taking three months off for the hike of a lifetime was anything but simple. She explains how she did it.
Is it really an adventure if you have it planned to the mile? Patricia "Blackpacker" Cameron explains why she's playing it loose on the Pacific Crest Trail.
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Everything changes—even the Pacific Crest Trail. One of the trail's early thru-hikers shares snapshots from his trip up the path in 1985
The PCT doesn't just have some of the country's best scenery—it has some of its best brews, too.
The hardest part of hiking from Mexico to Canada? Coming home.
Wend beneath sugar pines, Pacific yews, mountain hemlocks, and Shasta firs on this remote section of the Bigfoot Trail in Northern California. BY LAURA LANCASTER
Now in Washington, our hiker tries to make miles while the sun shines.
With resupply options few and far between, our correspondent has plan ahead.
Hikers on the Pacific Crest are starting to feel the squeeze—and our correspondent is no exception.
The climb was bad. The PUDs were worse.
Our PCT correspondent goes up Forester Pass—and takes the easy way down.
PCT correspondent Amanda Jameson busts out some major miles to get back to her trail family.
After 650 miles of desert, our correspondent is ready for the hills.
For weary PCT hikers, a trail angel couple's house in Green Valley is the perfect place to recharge.
It's easy to meet people on the PCT—but not all of them stick around.
Our PCTfield scout and his buddies enjoy Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
KENNEDY MEADOWS to TUOLUMNE MEADOWS: The highlight reel of this 209-mile section includes three national parks, several high passes with heavenly views, two stunning wilderness areas, and not a single road. Option: Detour up Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the Lower 48.
No time for Pacific Crest thru-hiking? This 12-miler samples a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, passing mile-high peaks and desert vistas.
This 10.6-mile out-and-back in the Cascade Range negotiates a variety of climbing routes to a crumbling volcanic summit (and a dizzying view).
This 18.5-mile point-to-point in the eastern fringes of the park follows the Pacific Crest Trail across Cascade ridgelines to picture-perfect views of Rainier.