PCT Days, Wilderness Press, Cascade Locks, Pacific Crest Trail

The Most Magical Part of PCT Days

Waking up in a tent in Cascade Locks, Oregon and watching the sky turn cotton candy pink over the Columbia River and the surrounding mountains, surrounded by tents and bivys and sleeping bags and sleepy people holding steaming cups of coffee was not the most...

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Tips for sleeping at Walmart, Wilderness Press

Best Tips for Sleeping at Walmart

"Wait, what? Why would anyone sleep at a Walmart?" you may be wondering. Full campground. Cancelled reservations. Stormy weather. Lack of BLM land. Feeling unsafe. Whatever the reason, Walmart is a reliable and safe sleeping option. First of all, Walmart officially allows overnight guests. Plus, they're everywhere....

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Sex in a Tent, Valentine's Day

How to Make Camping Sexy

Oh my, it's Valentine's Day once again. The day where we all either bend over backwards to show our love for our partner, companionably heckle "those couples" with our partner while sitting on the couch in sweats eating leftovers, or dive headfirst into a pint...

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Camping for Halloween

Why Camping for Halloween is the Best

Halloween is nigh. But something formidable stands between us and All Hallows' Eve—the weekend. The weekend before a holiday is a pretty big deal. There's a lot of pressure to live it up. Celebrate properly. Party all night and sleep it off the next day. So. How...

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Sex in a Tent, Wilderness Press 50

The Story Behind Sex in a Tent

As Wilderness Press celebrates 50 years in 2017, my own Wilderness Press book, Sex in a Tent: A Wild Couple’s Guide to Getting Naughty in Nature, is marking 10 years since its release in 2007. I was inspired to write Sex in a Tent after embarking...

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Honoring the Women of the PCT

Before there was Cheryl Strayed, there was Catherine Montgomery. In 1926, almost a century before Strayed’s best-selling memoir about her Pacific Crest Trail experience was published, Montgomery came up with the idea of creating a ridgeline track from Canada to Mexico. It seems fitting to pay tribute...

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PCT, Sierra hiking, Laura Randall, Pacific Crest Trail guidebook

Tips for 2017 PCT Hikers to Complete Section A

The first 100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail are often a heady mix of desert views, strong winds, rattlesnakes, long stretches without water, and free apple pie. As you start to plan your 2017 PCT hike, here are a few things to anticipate along Section...

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