Few things match the thrill of completing a childhood dream. And for Emma (trail name Pepper), that's exactly what thru-hiking the John Muir Trail was! A childhood dream come true.
We recently supplied Pepper with our Unstuffed Pepper and Hearty Harvest Bowl for her journey. She's chronicled her 19 day trip on her blog, and between her tongue-in-cheek wit, her beaming selfie smile, and the gorgeous scenery, you'll feel transported!
Her honest telling of her tale and the fears and challenges she faced as a solo female hiker will have you in equal parts cheering and commiserating - simultaneously when it comes to her recounting the endless switchbacks!
Whether you're planning your trip or just looking for a good read, check out the links below! Happy hiking
If you’re applying for the Pacific Crest Trail permit lottery or already have your permit issued, then congratulations! You’ve taken the first step towards the adventure of a lifetime!
For many, food is the largest source of anxiety when planning a long-distance backpacking trip. Read our resupply guide for more information on successfully planning your food for the PCT.
As a fellow backpacker, athlete, or active outdoorsy person, you know how vital the right food is to your success — especially when you’re on the trail or on the go.
The problem is finding time to source, cook, and pack food that’s lightweight, tastes great and is actually good for your body (the holy trinity of backpacking food!)