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How to retrieve a bear bag when hung with Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) method

It seems like you simply need to reverse the procedure you give. Since you initially had to pull the rope up far enough to tie the stick in to it, you can still pull it back up to the same point in ...
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On average, how often do people thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail resupply?

According to the 2016 Halfway Anywhere Survey of PCT hikers: The average days on trail was 145 and the length is 2,650 miles (4265 km). The average number of resupply stops was 26 If you subtract the ...
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Motivation to hike complete PCT

The main motivation for most people will be that they have done it, that they completed something that seemed very hard to impossible. If that is not enough to motivate you, you will have to look for ...
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How can I prepare physically for a long distance thru-hike such as the Pacific Crest Trail?

As a general rule, to develop strength and endurance in doing X, you need to do X. Thus, I suggest that (1) the OP continue to take two day hikes, with a heavier pack than he has in the past; (2) ...
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How can I prepare physically for a long distance thru-hike such as the Pacific Crest Trail?

GENERAL CONDITIONING As @ap2 has said training is quite task-specific, so the priority for hiking hills with a heavy pack is to get out as much as possible and hike hills with a heavy pack. You want ...
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