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Trail Report: June 15

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PCT: Oregon Events in June

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Massive Must-Haves Gear Giveaway!

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Trail Food Taste-Off: Protein Power

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GEAR UP: 10 Must-Haves for PCT Hikers

By on June 6, 2017

As I’ve been traveling around the Northwest presenting my new guidebook, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, one of the most common questions I’m asked is what kind of gear I recommend for the PCT. I usually preface my responses with the fact that I am not an ultraliter or minimalist….


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Trail Food Taste-Off: Better Breakfast

By on June 2, 2017

Breakfast. It’s the meal that gets you moving in the morning—and the one you should never skip. Sure, you can scarf down a meal bar as you’re packing up, but if you’re not racing to get the trail under your boots, it’s worth taking the time to do breakfast right. As…


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PCT: Oregon Events in June

By on June 1, 2017

We’re continuing our tour showcasing the new guidebook, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, with events at bookstores, gear shops and hiker hangouts across the Northwest. At each event, guidebook author Eli Boschetto breaks down Oregon’s 455 miles of Pacific Crest Trail into manageable sections—each with stunning routes that can be hiked in…


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Signs of Summer

By on May 29, 2017

At long last, skies have been clearing and temps have been warming in the Northwest. But while we continue to march toward summer, winter conditions persist along most of the Crest thru Oregon. In the last week, we’ve been scouting the passes and checking in with regional land managers for current…

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Q&A: PCTA Regional Representative Dana Hendricks

By on May 25, 2017

Originally hailing from Georgia, Dana Hendricks fell in love with long-distance trails during a camp outing on the Appalachian Trail (AT). After college, Dana spent several years hiking, and then leading, trail crews on the AT. Later, when she was looking at graduate schools, she chose Oregon for its proximity to the Pacific Crest Trail…


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Q&A: PCT Thru-Hiker Alexa McRoberts

By on April 28, 2017

Alexa McRoberts thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2013, and the Wonderland Trail in 2016. From her home in Boulder, CO, she spends most of her free time outdoors—mountain biking, trail running and backpacking on the Colorado Trail. When she’s not playing outside, she works in the outdoor industry, representing several quality outdoor brands. This…

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