16 lessons learned on the Pacific Crest Trail

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

No indulgent selfies or boring landscapes here. These Instagram accounts showcase the trail like you've never seen it before.

Our writer Pete Brook has been on the Pacific Crest Trail since April. Here's the gear he says he can't live without.

The number of thru-hikers on the trail has skyrocketed in the past five years. It may be time to think about how to control the crowds.

Ever wonder what it's like to hike the ever-more crowded PCT? I'm about to find out.