Countdown to Starting the PCT!


So I will be hiking the PCT, Pacific Crest Trail, with my fiance this summer. Or should I say in 4 days! The PCT is a 2,660-mile trail extending from the Mexican border to the Canadian border crossing California, Oregon, and Washington. It usually would take a thru hiker about 5 to 6 months to hike the entire trail in one hike (hence the word thru hiker). However we only have about a month and a half to spare. So we will be hiking a section of it. We will begin at the Mexican border and walk north bound. We hope to at least walk 500-700 miles within the time frame of a month and a half. Usually a hiker would start the PCT around March, early spring, in order to avoid the high temperatures in the desert but we really had no other choice since I am a college student.

We have our backpacks set and just need a few other things to buy. We will be sorting through our backpacks, weighing them, and making a list  of what other things we will need tonight.  On Monday, we will catch a train to San Diego. We will stay there for a couple nights. Then on Wednesday early morning we will catch a ride to Campo, a tiny town next to the Mexican border and the beginning of the PCT.

And that is where and when we will start walking.

Countdown: 4 days until we begin.

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