Pacific Crest Trail
In March of 2019, we began a years-long dream of thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. We started in San Diego by staying at the home of Scout & Frodo. They are long time PCT trail hikers and angels who host hikers and give rides to the trailhead. What an honor to get to stay with them and to enjoy their amazing hospitality. It was truly a gift!
The Pacific Crest Trail is a national scenic trail starting in Campo, California at the border of the US and Mexico. It spans 2,650 miles (4265 kilometers) during its stretch through California, Oregon and Washington. The trail ends at the Northern Terminus monument, which stands just South of the International Boundary Marker, Monument 78.
In Southern CA, the PCT goes through about 700 miles of desert and mountain ranges. Central California brings the Sierra Nevadas, a beautiful mountain range including the John Muir Trail. The southern most portion of the Cascade Mountain range is in Northern California. The Trinity Alps and Mt Shasta are simply stunning. Oregon brings a little flatter trails, relatively speaking anyway, with old growth forests and volcanic regions. Finally, the PCT in Washington State begins at the trail’s lowest point in Cascade Falls and the Bridge of the Gods. It traverses through the rugged Northern Cascades before ending at the Terminus.
Even though our hike didn’t end up exactly how we thought it would, we still had an amazing adventure. Click below to read our posts about the different sections of the trail. On a side note, when we recently switched to a new web server, some of our pictures didn’t migrate correctly. It’s been a labor of love to make these repairs, so thanks for bearing with us as we slowly fix this frustrating occurrence.