You have tons of questions about the PCT, and I have answers. Below are some common FAQs:
What is the PCT?
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 :
- Visit Backpacker.com for a more detailed map showing some PCT highlights.
- You can check this map EVERYDAY for new satellite images.
- Yearning for a map with degrees of elevation, daily snow conditions, and nearby campsites? Vist the Pacific Crest Trail Association to learn how to view the PCT on Google Earth.
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 lighterpack.com
I’m so jealous! I wish I could come along, but I can’t. How will you update us on your journey?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.