Blog — Gear Prep Interviews 2019

Lauren Hudgins
Gear Guidance from Grace Dawson, PCT 2018

Gear Guidance from Grace Dawson, PCT 2018

This is the second 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. A Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike was Grace's first multi-day trek, beginning on April 12 and finishing on September 20, 2018. Remarkably, Grace had only camped twice before she set out on the PCT. She started out with her friend, Mother Hen, but ended up hiking a few weeks solo when her friend had to get off the trail. Interview has been edited for clarity. What did you bring?...

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Lauren Hudgins
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. Are you getting ready for the PCT? Here's a link to Maleen's PCT gear list to help...

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