The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) extends 2,663 miles from the US/Mexico border near Campo, California through California, Oregon and Washington, seven national parks and 25 national forests to Manning Park in BC, Canada. While the PCT is one of the National Scenic Trails to be established in the US through the 1968 National Trails System Act, the construction of the PCT itself was not completely finished until 1993.
The trail leads hikers through the Mojave desert, over the Sierra Nevada, right past Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous 48), through Yosemite National Park, skirts around Crater Lake and then leads up through the beautiful North Cascades before coming to a an end in Canada. While many people hike sections of the trail throughout the year, we will be attempting a thru-hike, which consists of hiking the trail end-to-end in one season.
Keep up with our blog, check out our pictures and maybe meet us with a pizza on the trail!