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Day 1 –  2,650 miles to go

Day 1 – 2,650 miles to go

Distance:Time:Elevation gain:The Pacific Crest Trail The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is a 2,650 mile-long hiking trail spanning from the Mexican Border in California, all the way to the Canadian border in Washington. Thousands of hikers attempt the trail each...

Day 2 – Snow in the desert

Day 2 – Snow in the desert

Distance:Time:Elevation gain:Day 2 route overview From camp at Lake Morena, it's a flat and windy trek to Boulder Oaks campsite and a quick slip under Interstate 8. Once passed the interstate, it's a long ascent to Mount Laguna and during my hike, snow made the trail...

Day 3 – Way up high

Day 3 – Way up high

Distance:Time:Elevation gain:Day 3 route overview From Mount Laguna, you join the road which leads back to the trail. Following the windy and gradual descent, the trail feels very similar to the previous day. Walking parallel to the Sunset Highway you get close to the...

Day 4 – Hikers get off trail

Day 4 – Hikers get off trail

Distance:Time:Elevation gain:Day 4 route overview The route on day 4 of the PCT brings you around more winding trail through the vast desert. The shrubs either side of the trail all but disappear and views across the landscape creep into view. The entire route down to...

Day 5 – Deciding to stay

Day 5 – Deciding to stay

Distance:Time:Elevation gain:Day 5 route overview Once down in the basin, it's a short road walk to Scissor's Crossing on highway 78. Hitching into Julian shouldn't take too long on this busy road leading to a trail town. Once stocked up it's time to get back to the...

Day 6 – 100 miles!

Day 6 – 100 miles!

Distance:Time:Elevation gain:Day 6 route overview The trail literally follows the contours of the mountainsides for miles, occasionally switching over to the other side giving you a choice of views across the desert with mountain ranges and settlements in the...

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