After a busy night in Julian eating pizza, resupplying our food for the trail and doing laundry, we woke up unusually clean on day 7. We had some free apple pie (when you show your PCT permit) from Mom’s pies before heading back to the trail. It was 2pm when trail angel Tangerine dropped us […]Read More Week 2 of the PCT
It was still dark outside when trail angel Scout directed us and 30 or so other hikers to cars that would be dropping us off at the PCT southern terminus. As we whizzed along the highway, it still felt surreal to me that we were actually starting our 6 month long hike. We arrived at […]Read More Summary of Week 1 on the PCT
Life on the trail will be one featuring a lot of deprivation. Deprivation of water during the long desert stretches where reliable water sources can be 20 miles apart. Deprivation of food when the insatiable hiker hunger kicks which cannot be satisfied by all the dehydrated food and trail-mix in your light-weight backpack. Deprivation of […]Read More What I think I miss most while on the Pacific Crest Trail
So here we will talk about the gear Lora and I will use while we hike the Pacific Crest Trail. We touched base before that most gear is quite similar to an overnight hike. With a few exceptions of course, so let’s find out what we will need to hike over 4,000km! You can also […]Read More Gear for the Pacific Crest Trail
These thoughts brought to you by Lora T minus 8. Things are getting real – real fast. We have both finally had our last days at work after a long lead up and now the PCT is our only priority. Each time someone asks me about the PCT, I get more excited for our journey […]Read More Thoughts leading up to the Pacific Crest Trail
So for our friends and family who have heard the news, we are thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on March 25th, 2019. We’ve been getting quite a few questions about what it is, our planning process and strategy. We will hope to answer all those questions below! First off! what is the Pacific Crest Trail? […]Read More What is the Pacific Crest Trail?
Galiano Island We start on a chilly March morning. The plan was to take a taxi to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal from downtown Vancouver at 5 am. Always a great idea to start your day at 5 am right? The taxi comes on time and we board the ferry as foot passengers, no problems. By […]Read More Galiano Island
The past summer has seen a steep increase of hiking for the two of us. So much so that several friends have been inspired by our efforts and have asked for advice as to how they can get into hiking/camping themselves. This sparked an idea to create a platform of information for people who are […]Read More Starting from the ground up
You made it! You’re starting to feel more confident and now you want a bit of a challenge eh? well then, here are my top 5 hikes for intermediates. Garibaldi lake Lynn Peak Norvan Falls Elfin Lakes St. Marks Summit Garibaldi Lake Easily the crown jewel of Garibaldi Provincial Park. This lake sees a ton […]Read More 5 best trails for intermediate
Excellent choice! The outdoors offer so many possibilities. Besides the exercise, you’ll gain valuable knowledge of self reliance, see amazing views and come to appreciate the everyday amenities you expect living in the city. But where to start? It can be a bit daunting..What shoes do I wear? water? backpack? Emergency provisions and leave no trace. […]Read More So, you want to start hiking?