Pacific Crest Trail Journals

Hi I’m Ali and I am currently hiking the Pacific Crest Trail – a 2,650 miles trail that runs from the California/Mexico border and north to Canada. Here is where be sharing all the adventures on the trail along the way.

  • Where Do We Belong? | Reflections from the Pacific Crest Trail

    Where Do We Belong? | Reflections from the Pacific Crest Trail

    Note: everything you read here is from my journal. I wrote in my journal at all times of day and night during my journey on the PCT – from 3 am, when something woke me in the night, to 12-noon when the beauty of the world sparked reflection within myself. Some reflections I’ve kneaded and […]


  • How Lucky Are We? | Tethered to Nature a Correspondence to Our Souls Connection with the Wild World

    How Lucky Are We? | Tethered to Nature a Correspondence to Our Souls Connection with the Wild World

    What’s more appealing to the eye? Garnet-red blended brown flesh cracked against large stumps. Ancient beings rooted in old-earth and fresh soil. Towering pines of deep green contrast baby-blue skies, while plush white clouds surf the air. They follow the sun in an orbit at a pace that surpasses its time. What’s more appealing to […]


  • 100 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail | 36 Things I’ve Learned & Loved

    100 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail | 36 Things I’ve Learned & Loved

    Let’s be like the lizard.


  • I Am Safe. I Am Strong. Let’s talk fear. | 67 miles on the PCT

    I Am Safe. I Am Strong. Let’s talk fear. | 67 miles on the PCT

    May 29 | 6 Miles Today is the day, to get back on the trail. The last few days of rest have been great! We had some trail-angel magic with family – eating delicious food and getting all my conversations out before resuming trail seclusion. I spoke about this briefly in my last entry, but […]


  • Well, I Didn’t See That Coming… | 40 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Well, I Didn’t See That Coming… | 40 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail

    What shall I write about next? Possibly something more cheerful than before? Yes. Yes, more cheerful, because the day today is fantastic. The trail is spectacularly mine, while all together herself. May 23 | The Last Time We Spoke The last time we spoke was a rest day and a magnificent one. I was able […]


  • The Pacific Crest Trail Will Kill Me | The Begining

    The Pacific Crest Trail Will Kill Me | The Begining

    Night 1 | 4 miles Because I love my family, and “see you laters” are hard I started the trail later than I was expecting. Regardless, it was amazing and perfect, and when I saw a sign that said I had gone 2 miles I thought, “THAT’S IT?!” (all caps for the greatest effect). The […]


  • PCT | What I’ll Be Reading on Trail

    PCT | What I’ll Be Reading on Trail

    The Pacific Crest Trail runs 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada. Depending on who you ask that’s plenty of time between walking and resting to get in some good reads. I’m typically a hard-cover flip through the pages type gal, but when you’re on the trail and carrying everything you own on your back each-and-every […]


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