Me & The PCT

You have tons of questions about the PCT, and I have answers. Below are some common FAQs:

What is the PCT?

PCT google map

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas,  7 national parks, and passes through 6 out of 7 of North America’s ecozones. Hikers that choose to hike the entire 2,650 mile long trail are called Thru-hikers (that’s me!). On average, Thru-hikers take 4.5- 5.5 months to complete the PCT.

Want more map? Here are some super cool map resources :

Wow, that’s a long hike. What gear will you be taking?

Most hikers carry about 15 lbs of gear. I know, that’s not a lot for 5 months.  To see what I’m taking, watch my thru-hike gear video: 

To see my complete list of gear, visit

I’m so jealous! I wish I could come along, but I can’t. How will you update us on your journey?

Fear not family and friends! I’ll be writing blog entries, taking photos, and even upload vlogs as much as possible. If you want to see my hiking progress in (almost) real-time, click here.

5 months is a long time, how can we communicate with you?

The fastest way to get in touch is through this website! Comment on one of my blog entries, post a comment on one of my videos or shoot me an email at