The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2627 mile long foot path connecting Mexico
to Canada through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.
It travels though six out of seven of North America's ecozones in several
of the West's most
amazing State and National Parks, National Forests, and Wilderness areas.
It was disignated as a National Scenic Trail in the 1970's and officially
completed in the 1993.
Many people enjoy short hikes and backpacking trips along the trail,
but every year about 300 people attempt to walk the entire length as
one trip. It's an amazing experience that truely helps you appreciate
both this countries' amazing natural wonders and the generous people
who live here. There are great resources on the web about the trail
including the Pacific Crest Trail
Association, where you can find out everything about the trail.
We made out first trip along the trail iin 2002 and and mannaged to
get about 2000 of those miles under our feet. Everybody hikes their
own hike and there are many ways to succesfully enjoy the PCT or any
other trail. We chose to backpack the trail as ultralight as we could
and are happy to share what little wisdom we gained about gear, backpacking,
and going light in general with anybody interested in similar endevors.
We've also decided to post our journal from the trail which includes
many pictures worth a look if you've got the time.
It's a beautiful world out there, we hope you will take the time to
get out and enjoy it too!