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People will try to tell you a lot about how to thru-hike, but here are some easy things to keep in mind as you head down the 2,600 mile Pacific Crest Trail.

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The National Trail System

Hope to hike the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail Why do we always hear about the Appalachian trail but none of these others?

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8 Books to Read If You Liked Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild'

Wild, the movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 bestselling memoir, hits theaters this week and has already received Oscar buzz. In the film, 26-year-old Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) abandons her daily life to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone. Like the book, the movie is about much more than toughing it out in nature; it explores a young woman’s deeply... Read More >

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The Most Beautiful Spot in Every U.S. State

WASHINGTON: JADE LAKE An easy hike from the Pacific Crest Trail will bring you to Jade Lake, known for blue-green water so surreal, not even an Instagram filter could reproduce it.

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Pacific Crest Trail here I come!!! Its gunna happen maybe not today or 6 months from now but it will happen!!

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