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The PCT Desert: Myths vs. Fact

Most Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers begin their journey in the desert — the first steps on the trail that they’ll be walking on for the next five months. The desert is one of the most frequent places hikers leave the PCT, and if you’re worried about what to expect in this great sandy expanse, here’s my list of myths vs. Show More Summary

Preparing for a Thru-Hike: Plan or Plan to Adapt?

The biggest difference between our preparation for the Appalachian Trail vs. the Pacific Crest Trail is the amount of planning. Before the A.T. I had planned out our daily mileage & each of our town visits. Within the first 3 days, our plan went down the drain. Show More Summary

PCT Thru-Hiker Survey (2017)

It’s here. Mac’s annual resource compiled from Pacific Crest Trail hikers. 566 completed surveys (up 48% from last year) 57% Male, 42% Female AVERAGE AGE 34  USA 67.44%, Canada 6.98%, Germany 5.9% Essential reading if you are planning a PCT hike. If not the most … Continue reading ?

Motivation Problems | WHY I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

I’m going to be honest. Lately, I’ve been feeling pretty blah about the PCT.      Usually, the trail is the first thing I think about when I wake up. Before I even open my eyes I will think about the desert, contemplate the Sierras and Washington, and yearn for the greenery of Oregon. Show More Summary

Interview: Shawnté Salabert, Author of Hiking the PCT: SoCal

2 weeks agoFitness / Hiking : Modern Hiker

The Pacific Crest Trail — it beckons hikers, travelers, and wanderers with an almost mythical pull. Stretching 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through some of the most gorgeous scenery in the Lower 48, completing the PCT is a serious...Show More Summary

This Week’s Top Photos from the #PacificCrestTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. Each week, we peruse all of the wonderful pictures from Instagram...Show More Summary

Why I Might Split Up With My Fiancé on the Pacific Crest Trail

My fiancé, Miles, and I plan to begin our thru-hiking journey in Campo in the spring. In fact, we just received an email from the PCTA that our permits were approved!  But there’s a chance that we may not make it to Canada together. The post Why I Might Split Up With My Fiancé on the Pacific Crest Trail appeared first on The Trek.

Gear: The Before and After of a Long-Distance Hike

Bonsai and Bighorn reflect on their gear choices for their 2017 Pacific Crest Trail thru hike. A $20 pack for a long distance hike? Maybe not the brightest decision Bonsai's ever made...but an Enlightened Equipment 2-person quilt? A bit pricey, but a highly recommended, must-have for any couples out on the trail. Show More Summary

PCT 2018: Big Four Breakdown With a Bonus Item

Time For Gear Upgrades! In preparation for the Pacific Crest Trail, Sarah and I methodically looked at each area of our gear to see where the weight could be stripped down.  With a keen eye towards saving weight and maintaining overall comfort we left no stone unturned. Show More Summary

12,500+ mile All-In-Trek

THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL (4,600 MILES) THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL (2,178 MILES) THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (2,650 MILES)..AND THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL (3,100 MILES) Breanna Cornell and Sophie are going to try it continuously, self supported, back to back to … Continue reading ?

Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

How do you pick out gear which will take you from deserts to forests to snow covered mountains and back again and sometimes all three in one day? A look back at the gear which got me from Mexico to Canada. The post Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review appeared first on The Trek.

PCT Permit Day 2018

November 1st was a very important day for Pacific Crest Trail North bound hikers. It was our first permit day! The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) released 35 permits for each starting day in April and May. And let me tell you, it felt like I was getting concert tickets for the hottest boy band. Show More Summary

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper, we want to hear about your travels and see your victorious...Show More Summary

Great Hiking Trails of the World by Karen Berger

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

Pacific Crest Trail, Hadrian’s Wall Path, Kungsleden, Annapurna Circuit. Many, many more. Amazon (via Chris Townsend) Advertisements

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations, you made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper, you traveled over 2,000 miles and this is your time to shine. Show More Summary

Transformation

I began my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail on April 26th, 2017 at the Southern Terminus in Campo, CA. I arrived at the Northern Terminus in Manning Park, BC, Canada on September 1st. I then returned to the High Sierras to hike my missing section as a Southbounder, from Sierra City, CA to Kearsarge Pass, CA plus some bonus miles to Mt. Show More Summary

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper, you traveled over 2,000 miles and this is your time to shine. Show More Summary

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! [One pic is NSFW]

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper, you traveled over 2,000 miles and this is your time to shine. Show More Summary

What Happens Now?

One day before the 5 month anniversary of our start date, we stepped across the clear cut in the forest that denotes the US-Canadian border and reached the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. We were done, finished, complete. Show More Summary

Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail?

Besides constantly refining my gear list and saving those precious dollars, I have also been contemplating whether or not I want to do another daily blog of my PCT thru-hike as I did on the AT back in 2013. The post Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail? appeared first on The Trek.

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