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Motivation to hike complete PCT

I've been invited to hike the complete Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with a friend. It seems like an impossible trail length of 4200km or 2600 mile that I'm doomed to fail on. But I know it could be done. ...
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How can I prepare physically for a long distance thru-hike such as the Pacific Crest Trail?

I'm planning on hiking the PCT next summer (April 2020-August 2020). I have nearly eleven months to prepare, physically and mentally, and nearly eleven months to read up on the PCT. I have a lot of ...
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What is the estimated cost for through hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?

We have a question about the cost of through-hiking the AT and another about the cost of through hiking the CDT but not one about the PCT which is the other big trail in the United States. What is ...
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On average, how often do people thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail resupply?

I have been wondering how often the thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail resupply. I would assume that it depends on the part of the trail and the hiker, but is there an average distance or length ...
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How to retrieve a bear bag when hung with Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) method

This site has a good explanation for how to hang a bag PCT style. This may seem obvious but, once the bag is suspended with this method, how do you get it down? Short description of the PCT method ...
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How many people have done a triple triple?

Some of the United States' most famous National Scenic Trails are the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT), and when you have hiked all three you can ...
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Is there an equivalent of "The A.T. Guide" for the Pacific Crest Trail?

I'm asking on behalf of my roommates who want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. We all recently moved to San Diego from the East Coast, and they're trying to find a book as informative and detailed as ...
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What are the most recommended guide/maps to bring on a PCT thru-hike?

Among the amalgam of guidebooks and maps for the Pacific Crest Trail, which guidebooks and/or maps are be the best contenders to bring on the trail? Guthook 2010 review is no longer available. It ...
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