13 Very Important Facts About the Pacific Crest Trail
As a prospective PCT thru hiker, I have spent a lot of time doing research on the trail. Here is a compilation of the most very basic facts of the PCT! 1. Length of Trail: 2,650 miles is the official length the Pacific Crest Trail Association has assigned. The exact length changes every year but 2,650 is in the general ball park. 2. States Traversed: California, Oregon, Washington 3. Starting Location: US/Mexico Border, Campo, CA 4. ...
The Complete Pacific Crest Trail Gear List
Planning a long-distance backpacking trip? Looking for lightweight backpacking gear recommendations? Start with this complete Pacific Crest Trail gear list that includes every single item I packed for a 5-month thru-hike from Mexico to Canada.
The Best Bear Canisters For The Pacific Crest Trail | Halfway Anywhere
Like it or not, you need a bear canister if you want to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Here's a look at the best bear canisters for PCT thru-hikers.
Must-Have Apps For Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail | Halfway Anywhere
Friends, the Pacific Crest Trail is a glorious wilderness adventure and as much as I know you would like to disconnect, you should really have these apps.
110 Things To Know Before Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail | Halfway Anywhere
There are plenty of things to know before hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, but no matter how much PCT research you do, you still won't be prepared.
A Quick and Dirty Guide to The Pacific Crest Trail
A Pacific Crest Trail planning guide. A way to get an overview of this wonderful trail without being bogged down with lots of info! Updated Dec 2019.
The Ultimate PCT Packing List | Packing for a Thru-Hike
Headed out on the Pacific Crest Trail? Expert thru-hiker Liz “Snorkel” Thomas breaks down the gear you’ll need, with help from BACKPACKER Gear Editor Eli Bernstein.
The Hardest Part of Thru-Hiking the PCT Is Finding the Trailhead
One of the hardest parts of the PCT is simply getting to the southern start, in the middle of the desert by the U.S.-Mexico border
My Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike gear list | Isko Salminen
Long distance thru-hiking is undoubtedly a gear sport. What you bring, and what you leave at home, can make a huge difference not only to one's comfort on the trail, but also ultimately to either making or not making it. Lightweight and multi-use are the name of the game. Here are all the gear I w
If I Could Do It Again
As the 2013 PCT hiking season approaches, it is worth considering the advice from the Class of 2012. While it is important to hike your own hike (HYOH), there is much to learn from the experiences of...
Regrets And Advice: Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hikers (2017) | Halfway Anywhere
The Pacific Crest Trail can be a daunting challenge for would-be thru-hikers. Fortunately, with this year's PCT thru-hiker survey we have a ton of information detailing what hikers wish they had done differently, what they would suggest to future hikers, and what they found most terrifying about the trail.
Hikertrash: Life On The Pacific Crest Trail | Halfway Anywhere
Erin Miller (Hummingbird) recounts her incredible 2,660-mile journey from Mexico to Canada in her book, Hikertrash: Life On The Pacific Crest Trail.
The single biggest mistake made while preparing for a thru-hike - Pacific Crest Trail Association
Hikers dedicate months, if not years, to readying themselves for their shot at thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. They dump thousands of dollars into state-of-the-art ultralight gear. They cook, dehydrate, pack and ship dozens of boxes full of food. They adopt strenuous workout regimens to ready their bodies for the rigors of hauling 30-pound packs […]