PCT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Will we be blogging or providing updates from the trail?
    • Yes, we will hit a re-supply about every 7 days and will be sure to check in if there is wifi/cell access. We doubt we will be taking a two-way satellite messaging but you never know. We will likely have a portable power pack, a cell phone, a mp3 player and a kindle for books. Communication channels will likely be Facebook updates, email updates, etc.
  • What happens if we don’t make it to Manning Park in BC?
    • We will find a way home and serve humble pie topped with stories and experience. This trip is a big one and it is a little scary for both of us. We are committed to the outcome but acknowledge that we have a few personal challenges to overcome to make it to British Columbia.
  • What happens if we make it?
    • There will be a dance party in Manning Park BC followed by a shower and sleep in a real bed.
  • Can we send you something?
    • Please! Mail us boxes! Pictures from kids, letters, snacks, supplies. If you are willing to help with the logistical effort for supply coordination we would really appreciate it!
  • Where did you hear about this crazy idea?
    • Travis learned about the trail in 2001 from an amazing friend Joy Turner who had was the youngest person to hike the full trail when she completed it in 1998 at the age of 15. It was only a few years later when owners of Pangea Rafting, Brook and Dave made the journey. Their story left a lasting impression thanks to their story of relationship, the organic food and wearing Chaco sandals the whole way. Since these personal introductions the trail idea had been floating but it was not until 2012 that Lauren and I fully elevated the trip to a primary goal. We were taking lots of extended walks and just getting into regular summer backpacking after years of winter camping on skis. The idea has taken hold and resonated since. Before we take on other life changing adventures like committing to a family, we have taken a hard assessment of our life goals and what we should tick off before changing pace for a few years. The PCT is at the top of the list!