October 2016

Current Conditions

Winter Conditions in Effect

By on October 24, 2016

Winter conditions are in effect for the PCT in Oregon.
With temps dropping, rain falling and snow beginning to blanket Oregon’s peaks and higher elevations, the 2016 PCT hiking season has…

Trail Talk

Q&A with PCT Hiker Franziska Weinheimer

By on October 20, 2016

At the tender age of five, Franziska Weinheimer (aka Turbo) was already a hiker. Together with her father, she roamed trails on the Oregon coast and around the McKenzie River. At just seven…

Gear Shop

REVIEW: Oboz Scapegoat Mid Light Hiking Boots

By on October 18, 2016

Last month, I ended the summer by spending a couple weeks tromping trail in the new Oboz Scapegoat Mid light hiking boots. I got my first look at these boots earlier this…

Current Conditions

Winter Hits the PCT Early This Year

By on October 17, 2016

Current PCT conditions in Oregon for the week of October 17, 2016.
With the current weather conditions impacting the PCT in Oregon, this will likely be the final weekly conditions…

Trail Talk

Q&A with PCT Hiker Sarah LaRue

By on October 13, 2016

In 1996, Sarah LaRue (aka TurtleGirl) almost gave up on hiking after a miserable attempt at climbing Mount St. Helens in Washington. It was early in the season and she was…