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Fast-Packing the PCT
This journal will primarily focus on fast-hiking the PCT. When I was looking at realistic options of hiking the PCT the only option that seemed feasible was to hike it in approximately 100 days. As I read through trail journals I found few people have hiked the Trail at this pace and even fewer have documented their trip. This makes it difficult for future potential fast-packers to witness the preparation and journey of past fast-packers.
My intent is to focus this journal primarily on the fast-packing aspect of the trip vs. a more general trail journal. The pre-hike section will focus on training and other topics such as nutrition that I believe are critical to accomplishing the task. There will be some gear entries but those will focus on gear that allows a sub 10lb base weight which will be helpful for anyone looking to do high daily mileage.
At the conclusion of the trip I will come back and document what assumptions were true and false and provide post hike perspective on what I would do if I were fast-pack the PCT again.
Malto's PCT Adventure
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org
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