This site shares the trail guides and stories of an active group of backpackers based out of the Pacific Northwest. Photography and writing are weaved together to give you a taste of the personality ingrained in each trail. On every hike we learn more about the world, gear limitations, survival, and ourselves.

The quote, “To experience the moment most will never know”, originates from a short film called ‘As It Happens: Pacific Crest Trail’ produced by ‘As It Happens Films’ (AIHF). There is a point where Ian Mangiardi reflects on the “why” behind hiking and backpacking. The video can be viewed on YouTube here.