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California Pacific Crest Trail

PCT info

Hike the PCT. This is the famous hiking trail that runs the entire length of the Western United States of America. From the Mexican desert to the Canadian border, this route winds thru the best scenery & mountain landscapes in California, Oregon & Washington state. Highlights on the Pacific Crest Trail

Backpacking the PCT is a 'once of a life time story' for most folks who try it, altho John Muir spent a good portion of his life in these gorgeous, scenic, upper elevations of alpine bliss. Starting from the south near Campo, CA @ Tecate Mexico, the path travels north into the rugged backbone of the West Coast - the Sierra Nevada high country, with granite, towering peaks above 14,000' elevation. The trail proceeds northbound through the large lakes, reservoirs, river canyons, wilderness areas and over volcanos. Continues on to the Cascade Ranges of Northern California, and into Oregon, then Washington state.

Pacific Crest Trail Topo Maps / PCT trail maps

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Many backpackers make their hiking dreams a reality each year as they traverse segments of this popular route. A few try the whole thing.. but it may take a full year to do it right. Weather is a concern in winter months, as snow gets hella deep in the High Sierra. Plan your route accordingly. Horse packers and mountaineers also can be seen on this popular trail.

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What is there to 'see' on the PCT?

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