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Living vicariously

I spent most of the last week sick and pathetic on the couch, but instead of using that time to get caught up on my own blog, I got lost in the world of PCT blogs.

I’ve been a Pacific Crest Trail fangirl ever since JK gave me A Blistered Kind of Love for Christmas back in 2007. I doubt I’ll ever hike the entire trail myself (I would miss JK too much!), but there are several sections of it that are on my bucket list. In the meantime, I’m living vicariously through some of this year’s thru-hikers who are journaling their way from Mexico to Canada.

PCT

– First up, my favorite – Carrot Quinn is an incredibly gifted writer (check out her fascinating memoir about freighthopping) whose words truly convey the ups and downs of life on the trail: Carrot Quinn

– It’s a given that I would like this girl since she not only carries a Mukmuk mascot on her pack like I do, but her trail name is Muk Muk!! Excellent photos, too: Mexico to Canada 2013

– I can’t get over how high-tech some of these thru-hikers are. UB is hiking with a video camera and an iPad so he can edit and post videos along the way: UBSeRiOuS

Have any other PCT favorites? Please share!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Michelle June 17, 2013 at 9:10 am

    ha, too funny I was just drooling over this girls PCT (and other) hikes… http://www.walkingwithwired.com/p/home-page.html

  • Reply Kelsie June 18, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Nice timing. The PCT (and AT) have been on my mind a lot lately. I follow several blogs (added your suggestions to my reader, thanks!) – here are some of my favorites…

    http://soundandfuryontrail.blogspot.com/
    http://somanymiles.wordpress.com/
    http://allisonmfeldman.wordpress.com/

    And for the AT…
    http://thumperwalk.wordpress.com/
    http://acornhikes.com/
    http://lucieonthelam.com/
    http://leahhikestheat.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Ingunn June 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Excellent reads, thanks guys! Another good one is Weeds, who is attempting another thru-hike after her 2012 trip was cut short when she had a stroke(!) in the Sierra Nevada: http://thenewnomads.com/

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