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Lisa "Pinky" Curry
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 27, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jan 1st, 2011
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,932
Journal Visits: 112,885
Guestbook Views: 7,237
Guestbook Entrys: 136

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PCT Basics

Let's start with some basic info. to get any who need it up to speed...

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a national scenic trail that runs from the US/Mexico border in Campo, CA to Manning Park, British Columbia, Canada. The trail is approx. 2664 miles long running through California, Oregon and Washington. The trail is open to foot and horse (or other pack animal) travel only. The PCT passes through low desert valleys to the high sierras; including the Mojave, High Sierras, Mt. Whitney (a 4 mile detour off the PCT), Yosemite and the John Muir Trail, Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe, Marble Mountains, Mt. Shasta, Crater Lake, Three Sisters Wilderness, Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Rainier, the Cascades and many other amazing, breathtaking, magical locations.

Many, many people hike the PCT every year. Most for day/weekend trips, some for longer "section" hikes and approx. 300-400 people attempt a "thru hike" each year. A thru hike is hiking the entire length of the trail (2664 miles) in one year or "season". The typical thru hike season is April to Sept./Oct.

I will be one of the thru hikers this year.

Most thru hikers start the trail at the Southern terminus (US/Mexico Border) and head north (known as NOBO's and this is where I will start) but a few hikers start at the Northern terminus (Canada) and head south (SOBO's). Some hikers choose to travel the entire trail in one direction for the entire time, while others will at times bounce around and perhaps hike some parts south bound and other parts north bound connecting the trail where they left in opposite directions. So long as the entire trail is hiked it does not matter in what direction or in what order the sections were hiked, this is still considered a thru hike. I intend to head north most all of the time and hope to be able to travel the trail continuously without bouncing around and back to different sections. However I am going to make decisions as I go and we will see where the path takes me.

So much more to share...

Happy Hiking!

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~Lisa

It's time to move on, time to get going. What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing. But under my feet, baby, grass is growing. It's time to move on, it's time to get going. ~Tom Petty

 

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