PCT Update 4: Walking Through the Clouds

05.05.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

We took off from Big Bear Lake fast and strong. Our sights were set on the town of Wrightwood and the summit just beyond it, Mount Baden-Powell. This next section... Continue Reading »

PCT Update 3: What Goes Up Must Come Down

04.27.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

As we looked at the map in preparation for our ascent up Mount San Jacinto, we planned three distinct days – an up day, a down day, and a flat... Continue Reading »

PCT Update 2: Dog Mayors and Gradient Ecosystems

04.19.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

The day after I slept in a kitchen shed we hitch hiked back into the desert. We were picked up by a young couple, Anwar and Claudia, who seemed even... Continue Reading »

PCT Update 1: Wind and Banjos

04.08.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

It is the fifth night of my hike and I have given up on sleeping for the night. The point at which I gave up is after my tent collapsed... Continue Reading »

Pre-PCT Gear List

03.30.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

As day zero comes closer and closer, I have finally put together my complete gear list. The first 700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail offers a desert climate interspersed... Continue Reading »

PCT Update Zero

03.22.2018 - Kyle Soeltz

As I write this it is the last full day I will spend in this apartment. Next week will be the last week at my job. Two weeks after that... Continue Reading »