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.
Today seems like it has lasted about a week and it is only midafternoon. We woke up this morning at a campsite 0.4 miles from the Highway 18
When I get to a new place, especially a mountain town, I love spending time at libraries and coffee shops. I am writing from the beautiful Idyllwild
It is hard to believe that this time last week I was just starting the trail. It seems like I left Vernon forever ago because so much has happened in
I start hiking in less than a week, so I've been figuring out my final gear setup and logistics. I thought Id do a gear list for the folks who have
With 3 weeks to go until I start my hike, Ive been doing lots of little things including organizing my photos. Ive been taking photos on my training hikes and I thought it would be nice to look back on this winter and the beginning of spring.
My positive takeaways from this experience include: surprising myself with my ability to eat the nastiest of overnight oats, gaining a deeper understanding of how my car alarm works, being stoked about my new quilt, and seeing the beautiful full moon during my several trips outside (I also saw it out the sunroof before the windows iced up). Oh, and I saved $8 in gas.
So why have I decided to spend 5 months attempting to walk home from the Mexican border? I have several reasons why Ive decided to hike the PCT, but here are my top 5.
One of the most interesting parts of preparing for the PCT has been talking about my plans with friends and family. Ive noticed that people seem more likely to be open and honest once youve shared something that makes you vulnerable (like publicly stating your less-than-mainstream plans to hike the PCT).