On May 4th, 2017 I will be departing the Mexican border from Campo, CA in an attempt to hike to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
The trail is about 2650 miles long and traverses everything from mountain desert, to the High Sierras, and the mighty Cascades. I’m planning on taking about 4 months, but due to record snows this year that time frame may be a bit aggressive (postholing = slow and no fun!)
If you’d like to play around with an interactive map try this link: PCT Map
There’s no shortage of information about the trail but a great place to start is the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) website.
Making a hike this year even more challenging is the fact the Sierras have received historic snowfall and currently have anywhere from 200% – 300% of an average year. Here’s a fun chart showing how things are sizing up this year:
Lastly, here a great video montage of steam crossings and bliss adding shot by Wired back in 2011 (another huge snow year).