As soon as I tell someone I’m preparing to hike the PCT, one of the first questions they usually ask me is:
How long will it take you to hike the PCT?
The Pacific Crest Trail, otherwise known as the PCT is over 2,650+ miles. It spans all the way from the Southern Terminus in Campo, California on the border of Mexico and the United States, on up to Canada in Manning Park, 7 miles past the Canadian border.
I’ll be walking the entire length of California, Oregon and Washington in over five months starting on April 25, 2018. Of course, this is just an estimated timeframe. My hike and the sections I get to hike will ultimately be determined by a few factors including my daily hiking pace, if I can keep my Zero Days down to a minimum, if I can keep myself injury-free and Mother Nature herself aka excessive snowfall in the Sierras, any trail closures due to wildfires and when the snow starts to fall in the Cascades this Fall.
My goal is to walk the entire length of the trail without having to skip any sections and reach the Northern Terminus in Canada by the last week of September or first week of October.