The Making of a Thru-Hiker, Part 6: Who’s Out There Besides You?

My sixth post for “The Making of a Thru-Hiker” column (in Women’s Adventure Magazine): Who’s Out There Besides You?

Gail and Porter with other hikers on the PCT, California
Gail and Porter with other hikers on the PCT, California

For the first couple of days of our hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, Porter and I didn’t see another soul. But on the third day, we sat down in the middle of the desert for lunch and watched a dusty figure approach across the vast sandy expanse of cacti and sage. Porter and I looked at each other. The trail had begun to feel like our own private universe, and we liked it that way.

To read the rest of the article, visit Women’s Adventure Magazine:
https://www.womensadventuremagazine.com/hikingbackpacking/making-thru-hiker-part-6-whos-besides/

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