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Should I Filter My Water on the PCT?

Should I Filter My Water on the PCT?

With the thru-hiking season around the corner and rain and snow still very much part of the PCT landscape, the repeated question around water filtering comes up. When you are out in the middle of nowhere, in the backcountry, getting water from a stream, do you really need to filter that water?

To jump to the conclusion: yes, you need to filter water on the PCT. 

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Kate Yugo: Triple Crown with the CDT in 2019

Kate Yugo: Triple Crown with the CDT in 2019

This is the fifth and final interview in a series about preparing for and reflecting on the three long-distance trails that comprise the Triple Crown: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.

Kate Yugo finished the Appalachian trail in 2016, the Arizona Trail in 2017, and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018. She's a travel nurse who works 13-week contracts at different hospitals around the US. She loves her job, which allows her to choose when and where she work and to take time off for thru-hikes. In 2019, Kate is going for her Triple Crown, starting her journey on the Continental Divide Trail in April.

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Maleen Scholl: Prepping for the PCT in 2019

Maleen Scholl: Prepping for the PCT in 2019

This is the first interview in a series about preparing for and reflecting on the three long-distance trails that comprise the Triple Crown: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.

Maleen Scholl is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year with a start date of April 8 and expects to finish by the third week of September. Already an experienced hiker, she has done the Chilkoot Trail, John Muir Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail, Trans-Catalina Trail, and High Sierra Trail. 

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