Pacific Crest Trail USA
I am planning to hike the PCT in the summer of 2015. The trail is over 2600 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. I would be interested to hear from anyone else considering this trek. It typically takes around five months to complete. I intend to aim for an average of 20 miles a day- this will be tough given the terrain and the heavy pack containing all your equipment plus up to 4 litres of water and enough food to last around five days, typically.
As it is such a long trip, you will need to be an independent trekker, happy to walk at least some of the time apart. This is partly because of the PCT motto ‘walk your own trail’, which means that it’s better to set your own pace due to the relentless task you’ve undertaken and partly because one of the reasons I wish to undertake this trip is to enjoy the wilderness one to one and such a long trip could test even the strongest of friendships. For this reason you must have all your own equipment so that neither of us need face any hardship should we decide to part company for a while.Reply