I'm Taylor (known as 'Canadian Treasure' on the trail) and I thru-hiked the PCT in 2018. Aside from hiking, I'm into riding my bike, skiing, yoga, and learning new things - especially from other people or books. I'm from British Columbia, Canada.
If you were to ask me what my favorite section of the PCT was, I would say Washington---in decent weather. My least favorite section?
After more than four months of hiking, I have about 2.5 weeks left on trail. At this point most things feel routine, although the scenery varies and
I have now completed about 300 miles of Oregon and I have about 150 to go until I cross into Washington. This section has been a much different
After more than three months in California, I have now crossed into Oregon. Reaching this border felt like the most significant milestone of the
1,000 miles down! It still hasn't sunk in that I've walked that far, even though I can look on a map and see that I am not just level with San
This past week has been such a rich experience. I swam in freezing cold lakes, felt the intensity of the sun while climbing up steep switchbacks, saw
The last two days have been nothing short of spectacular. Yesterday Flamingo Sunrise, Hot Tuna, and I summited Mt. Whitney for sunrise. Mt. Whitney
Reaching Kennedy Meadows has been the biggest milestone of the trail so far; it means the end of the desert and start of the Sierra. It felt awesome
This morning we hiked a few miles to get to Casa de Luna - Terrie and Joe Anderson's place in Green Valley, CA, which is a lengendary stop for PCT
This morning I arrived in the town of Wrightwood, where the people have been great to us so far. We got a ride into town with a trail runner named