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Trail Towns Offer Business, Friendships

Have you noticed an increase in the number of people around town with backpacks and trekking poles and wondered what they are up to? They are hiking the 1200-mile Pacific Northwest Trail, sometimes referred to as the “Crown to Coast.” The trail starts in …
Hikers “Tinkerbell,” “Roadrunner,” “Iceberg” and “Pacer”  travel the Pacific Northwest Trail from Glacier National Park to the Pacific, stopping in trail towns like Republic for …

Please, Just Hike the PNT

Just as a long distance trail winds up, down, and over the mountains, through all types of weather patterns, terrain, and along every sort of pathway, the long distance hiker’s journey is a roller coaster of human emotions made up of a unique set of chall…
Guest writer Julie Hotz is a photographer, filmmaker, writer and long distance hiker.  She thru-hiked the Pacific Northwest Trail in  2015, documenting her journey along the way.  …

Thru-Hikers Find Their Legs on the PNT

Ashley 'Bluebird' Davis and Eric 'Spice Rack' Oliver had never thru-hiked before. They set their sights on the Pacific Northwest Trail and successfully finished, finding much to be grateful for along the way.
In the hiker community, it's almost unanimous: if you’ve never hiked a long-distance trail before, the Pacific Northwest Trail is not the place to start. The PNT’s 1,200 miles bet…

A Week on the Pacific Northwest Trail

Guest post by Jared Kennedy, co-founder and COO of Outdoor Project, of his trip through North Cascades National Park and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Artist Point with Mount Shuksan in the mist.    Photo by Jared Kennedy.  It wasn't until the fourth day of the journey, once we'd left North Cascades National Park, that I fi…