All posts by Jack "Found" Haskel

About Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.

How one hiker overcame cerebral palsy walking across the country on the PCT

Wesley Trimble blew us away with his video about CP and the PCT. Click the link and check it out on the main PCTA blog. We’ve been emailing with him since we saw it and asked him to write a bit about his own personal PCT journey on the story section of our Wild site. I guess you could say … Continue reading How one hiker overcame cerebral palsy walking across the country on the PCT

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The Ten Essentials: critical gear for hiking and backpacking

Wondering what should go in your pack? This stuff! The “ten essentials” really do need to find a place in your backpack. Don’t leave home without them. Navigation (map & compass) Always carry a detailed topographic map of the area you are visiting and place it in a protective case or plastic covering. Always carry a compass. You may also … Continue reading The Ten Essentials: critical gear for hiking and backpacking

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Listen to the WILD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Spotify

The Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out and it’s available on Amazon and iTunes. Wild opens in select theaters across North America on December 3, 2014. The Wild movie soundtrack is highlighted by a stunning new cover of R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid,” performed by acclaimed Swedish folk-pop duo, First Aid Kit. Listen to Wild: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Spotify:   Buy the Wild: Original … Continue reading Listen to the WILD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Spotify

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Jezebel publishes clip from WILD movie showing the PCT at Kennedy Meadows

Besides the Wild movie trailer, this is the first video release showing Reese Witherspoon in the movie. It’s a classic Pacific Crest Trail moment: tired, hungry, ready to drop down on the porch at the start of the Sierra. Oh, and a large hiker dude to female ratio. Currently the video clip can’t be embedded so you’ll have to head … Continue reading Jezebel publishes clip from WILD movie showing the PCT at Kennedy Meadows

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Here are the Wild movie release dates

Save the date! December 5th, 2014 is the Wild movie release date. The date was first announced on Cheryl Strayed’s facebook page. As a part of the announcement, Cheryl also revealed that her daughter Bobbi is the actress playing the young Cheryl Strayed in the film. UPDATE: Cheryl just posted more details about the Wild movie release date on her … Continue reading Here are the Wild movie release dates

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Wild movie soundtrack: First Aid Kit’s redo of ‘Walk Unafraid’

R.E.M’s “Walk Unafraid” was redone by First Aid Kit for the Wild movie soundtrack. Take a listen. We’ll be posting the full soundtrack when it goes live on November 10th. It’s currently available for  pre-order on Amazon and iTunes and we’ll have it in our store too. Read First Aid Kit Tackles R.E.M in Folk Reimagining of ‘Walk Unafraid’ on SPIN. The First … Continue reading Wild movie soundtrack: First Aid Kit’s redo of ‘Walk Unafraid’

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WILD movie contest and howWILDitwas.com launch

Cheryl Strayed was changed forever by her adventures in the Wild, and the film makers want to learn about your transformative experiences in the great outdoors. Enter the Wild movie contest! Check out howwilditwas.com Enter the contest at contest.howwilditwas.com Post a photo on Instagram or Twitter and use #LifeisWILD #Contest to be entered to win a fantastic trip to Oregon, a prize pack from REI, … Continue reading WILD movie contest and howWILDitwas.com launch

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PCTA launches Wild movie and book awareness campaign

We’re thrilled to launch a new Wild movie and book section of our website! Writer Cheryl Strayed’s story and the story of the Pacific Crest Trail, are inspiring new hikers, horseback riders and trail defenders. Wild is the biggest spotlight the trail has ever had. Visit PCTA.org/wild! Millions of moviegoers will get their first look at the PCT when they see the Wild movie starring … Continue reading PCTA launches Wild movie and book awareness campaign

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WILD: Cheryl Strayed interviewed by PCTA

Our Cheryl Strayed interview about her best-selling book, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, originally appeared in the magazine.  Cheryl Strayed was 22 when her mother died suddenly from lung cancer. Reeling from the death, she was seemingly helpless as her family splintered without its matriarch. Her marriage was in tat­ters four years later when she left … Continue reading WILD: Cheryl Strayed interviewed by PCTA

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