9 Common Mistakes to Avoid on the Pacific Crest Trail


The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,653-mile trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. 

Resupplying food, water, and gear is one of the most important aspects of hiking the PCT. 

Not Planning your Resupply Strategy  


The weight of your backpack can make a huge difference in your comfort and performance on the trail. 

Carrying too much or too Little Weight 


The PCT covers a wide range of climates and terrains, from scorching deserts to snowy mountains.  

Underestimating the Weather and TYerrain 


Water is essential for hiking the PCT, but it can also be scarce, unreliable, or contaminated in some areas.  

Ignoring the Water Situation  


Your feet are your most valuable asset on the PCT, but they can also suffer the most from blisters, injuries, or infections. 

Not Taking Care of Your Feet 


The PCT is a long and demanding hike that requires a balance between speed and endurance. Hiking too fast can cause overexertion, injury, or burnout. 

Hiking too Fast or too Slow  


The PCT is a shared and protected resource that requires respect and responsibility from all hikers. 

Not following the Trail Etiquette and Regulations 


The PCT is a physically and mentally challenging hike that can take a toll on your health and safety. 

Neglecting your Health and Safety 


The PCT is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that offers incredible opportunities for fun and enjoyment. 

Forgetting to have Fun and Enjoy the Journey 


9 Common Mistakes to Avoid on the Pacific Crest Trail

9 Common Mistakes to Avoid on the Pacific Crest Trail

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