Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

10 Vloggers on the PCT you should follow in 2017

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Honestly, I find there are three ways to get excited about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018. One of them is to get outdoors, another to research the best outdoor gear to take with me and lastly, to watch awesome vloggers on the PCT. Thing is, I find many vloggers on the PCT give up documenting their journey after a few weeks leaving a huge gaping void in my already empty life. So, what to do? Find some more.

With that said, here are some of my favourite vloggers on the PCT this year:

10 Vloggers on the Pacific Crest Trail 2017

PCT Vlogger

1. Chocolate Balls

Subscribers 2,771 Views 345k

You just cannot keep a good man down, and Chocolate Balls continues to rake in the admiration of his followers with a distinct cheerfulness and never-ending positivity. Honestly, if you want an insight into the true spirit of Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers, subscribe to this guy and get ready to be charmed from the moment he wishes you a GOOOOOOD MOOOOORNING!

Chocolate Balls on YouTube

PCT Vlog

2. SunUp Hikes

Subscribers 2.1k Views 101k

Expect a shed load of nice scenery in Sunup’s videos but also sporadic interactions with fellow hikers. Sunup is a natural on camera, and she hikes alone for the most part, but I mostly like how she manages to include advice, reviews, etc. so seamlessly into her videos.

SunUp Hikes on YouTube

Vlogger on the PCT

3. Juliana Chauncey

Subscribers 1737 Views 86k

If I could describe following Juliana’s thru hike in one word, it would have to be the word “Innocence”. In fact, this channel feels a lot less scripted than other vloggers on the PCT and more like a personal diary than a well-crafted episode. I mean this in the nicest possible way and I think this is exactly why her followers keep coming back for more. Never change Juliana!

Juliana Chauncey on YouTube

Vlogger PCT

4. Mitch Lenington

Subscribers 2.8k Views 181k

Another young and consistent channel for vloggers on the PCT is Mitch Lenington. Having also completed the Appalachian Trail, Mitch seems like quite an experienced hiker for such a young lad, and I can understand how so many younger folks are inspired to follow in his footsteps. At the same time, what I enjoy most about this channel, is the actual quality and final cut of each vlog he uploads.

Mitch Lenington on YouTube

5. Reptar Hikes

Subscribers 894 Views 145k

Even if Reptar uploads a lot less than other vloggers on the PCT, his vlogs are possibly the most produced on this list with excellent music and nice transitions between clips. Reptar also does a good job when it comes to capturing the spirit and humor we have come to expect on the PCT.
Reptar Hikes on YouTube

6. Homemade Wanderlust

Subscribers 56,202 Views 5.9 million

Dixie is probably the most popular and well known of all vloggers on the PCT. Having previously hiked the Appalachian Trail, Jessica Mills is super enthusiastic thru-hiker with a very endearing accent and buckets of honest advice. Yes, Dixie is down to earth and comes across as a very selfless person who paints a realistic picture for aspiring first-time hikers.
Homemade Wanderlust on YouTube

7. Trail Pirates

Subscribers 181 Views 22.6k

Trail Pirates have a ton of content on their YouTube channel, and this fun loving pair from the Bay Area may certainly do not have a following to reflect their entertaining videos. Currently, in Oregon, their videos also include great tips for anyone thinking of hiking the PCT in 2018.
Trail Pirates on YouTube

8. Alexander Seling

Subscribers 853 Views 77k

I can’t seem to work out where Alexander comes from but his vlogs are nicely produced, and I like that his feature length videos show the small basics on trail Ie. How he fills his water bottles and his escapades while hitchhiking into town. As mentioned, Alexanders videos are much longer than most vloggers on the PCT, but they often cover many weeks at a time.
Alexander Seling on YouTube


Stu Irving
9. Stu Irving

Subscribers 377 Views 55k

Hailing from New Zealand, Stu is another character who has caught my eye amongst vloggers on the PCT this year. Everything is “amazing” or “beautiful”, and I find myself pumped by watching so much enthusiasm flowing from the man. If I were to hike alongside anyone on this list for a few days or a few weeks, it would probably be Stu – he sure can talk, but he is a super likable person to follow.
Stu Irving on YouTube


10. Nickwenthiking

Subscribers 596 Views 30,952

Following on from his John Muir Trail hike in 2015, Nick is currently mixing it with vloggers on the PCT this year and is one of my favorites to watch. Aswell as shooting some neat footage, Nick is quite funny on camera and has a very adventurous spirit that makes you want to get out there already.
NickWentHiking on YouTube

Who have I missed?  Let me know in the comments 🙂

I'm an Outdoor Adventure Blogger from Dublin, Ireland. In late 2013 I began riding a bicycle across Africa and it was during this adventure when I discovered a passion for the great outdoors and the general uncertainty of life on the road. Next April, I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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