Class 2019 Survey by Halfway Anywhere

(Yes, I know I’m going through the Survey and typing out the same stats. This post is just for my friends and family to understand the trail better) With 2020 in the books as a year where a small number of people completed the trail. I’m focusing my research on the 2019 class. You can…

California Wildfires

At the beginning of what’s expected to be a record-breaking wildfire season in California, a photo of a firefighter who has battled flames in Big Sur’s Willow Fire is becoming a symbol of the foreboding 2021 wildfire season. Justin Grunewald, his face and clothing covered in ash, appears exhausted, resting for what was likely a…

Outside Magazine | Trail Angels Retiring

Thru-hikers on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail have long relied on the kindness of strangers to get them through difficult stretches. Trail angels fill water caches, open their doors to smelly hikers, and run shuttles to and from towns. But after nearly a decade of explosive foot traffic on the PCT, some of the most well-known volunteers…