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Poindexter.You also go through very hot desert
2jZswaphas anyone attempted to thru-hike the PCT or just some section? i've watched videos on youtube, so id thought to enquire with people whom like the outdoors. i live 40km (24miles) from the canadian terminus, the start of the trail on the canadian side. from what iv gathered, it takes anywheres between 4-6 months to completely hike thru @4270kilometers long, but you pass through amazing national parks and the Cascade Mountains, Ansel Adam Rangeland, Sierra Nevada, Yoho Park and so much more. anyone living in southern British Columbia want to hike it?
CabbyArrantMost people who thru-hike it go north to south usually starting in March or April. I have two friends who started April 1st and just reached Washington. It takes serious preparation as far as resupply, food storage, negotiating the sierras etc. It doesnt sound like you've looked into it too much yet but go read about. Darwin on the trail is a great YouTube channel for all things thruhiking but he's a real weight weeney. Hmu if you have any questions because I'm planning on doing the pct in 2021
2jZswapthats exactly who i've been watching on youtube! i have looked into it, i have done multi-day hikes, but they never exceeded 1 week. hmm do you live in canada or the us? i'm really considering a thru-hike, but none my 'friends' or family or even co-workers like the idea of self sustaining hiking months on end. i was in cadets for 5 years and we did some crazy hikes back in 07/08/09 where we were covering a marathon(42km) per day, but we had helicopters airdrop us supplies in the middle of nowhere. id prefer to hike with a 30L bag minimum, i know weight is a huge concern. anywho im just really fascinated by these kind of hiking ventures, Life changing they are
CabbyArrantIdk if you've talked to a thruhiker before but most will tell you the life changing catharsis usually comes as they complete the trail or after.
iFlipI've thru-hiked several major trails including the AT. There was definitely nothing like changing about any of it. I thru-hiked because I like hiking and I like spending time outdoors. After my thru-hikes the same holds true. I still like hiking and I still like spending outdoors. I look at the world the same as ever. It's just walking. Doing a thru-hike for any reason other than the fact that you enjoy spending time hiking is ridiculous. It's not a grand cause. It's not a reason to promote yourself or your "cause." Every year dozens of folks start GoFundMe pages to fund their thru-hike, as if other people should support their vacation. It won't change the world. It won't change you. It's really just walking, doing something thousands upon thousands of people have already done, and countless thousands more will do in the future.