Pete Brook

Pete Brook


In Defense of Trail Angels

Outsiders plying thru-hikers with sodas and chicken wings might appall purists, but trail magic is here to stay and that is a good thing

7 Pieces of Indispensable Thru-Hiking Gear

I spent months researching gear before hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I read blogs and trip reports and meticulously planned every detail to ensure I had the best and lightest kit possible. But here...

How to Ruin Your PCT Hike on the First Day

It’s not the shoes’ fault, it’s my fault. You don’t need to know what brand they were, you just need to know they were too small. They’re durable, flexible in the right areas, lightweight, and good-...