Pacific Crest Trail (2019) Pre-Hike 2: Lessons Learned

Thursday, March 07, 2019 https://flickr.com/photos/186593395@N08/49485370171/in/dateposted-public/ In keeping with my new hiking motto, 'Hike strategically', I've processed some lessons learned from PCT 2018. During that hike I spent a million hours (estimate) at every major resupply point trying to find certain items, mainly dehydrated vegetables and Knorr flavours I like, and that's madness in the age …

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Pacific Crest Trail (2019) Pre-Hike 1: Permit Day #2

Again this year I ended up battling for a long distance permit in the second batch. The PCTA changed the permit process this year, so that applicants are directed on release days to a third-party website that places everyone into an queue: https://www.flickr.com/photos/187104378@N07/49581987556/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/187104378@N07/49581987471/in/dateposted-public/ Once the event starts, you're shown your place in line thus: …

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Pacific Crest Trail (2019): Introduction

Friday, March 01, 2019 In two weeks, I'll be starting a hike of the first 1130 km/702 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (also known as the 'desert section'). In 2018, I spent four months hiking the second half-or-so of the PCT from Burney to Canada. The moon moves slowly, but it gets across the …

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