A Woman’s PCT Gear List Explained
The PCT Continued…
In the spring of 2019, I set out to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) solo from Mexico to Canada. It was a very big snow year for Northern California and the Sierra Nevada with a lot of snow to hike over and high and potentially dangerous river crossings. I happened to meet another thru-hiker named Mark (aka Potatoes) close to Walker Pass and we grew rather sweet on each other. Once we got to Lone Pine, we decided to flip up to Washington and the Canadian border together.
By late September the days were getting shorter and it was getting colder. We ended up finishing our hike short of the Sierra Nevada, with the goal of completing it at another time so we could enjoy it more. Rather than rush through the section, we wanted to savor what may be one of the most beautiful regions of the PCT.
That ‘another time’ happens to be this summer, starting in late June 2021, picking up from Donner Pass and walking south to where we got off. We’d hiked 2,250 miles of the PCT in 2019, so I guess you’d called our journey a really big section hike. And we’re okay with that.
Continue exploring this gear list summary put together by Heather Daya Rideout.
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