In 2012, the PCT represented the 10th of the 12 Long Walks series. It was the only one of the dozen hikes that I had previously done (2007).
It was a trek that turned out to be a lot more eventful and challenging than I’d anticipated. An encounter with Poodle dog bush in southern CA, 700 miles of snowbound terrain in OR & WA and a case of knee tendonitis I couldn’t shake, meant that the trip ended up taking a couple of weeks longer than anticipated.
For logistics information, more photos and other PCT miscellanea, see the 2007 – Pacific Crest Trail summary:
- Start Date: 5/6/2012
- Finish Date: 7/30/2012
- Total Days: 85 days
- Daily Average: 31.4 miles
- Rest (Zero) Days: 9 (5 days in Ridgecrest, CA with Poodle Dog Bush rash; 4 in OR & WA with knee issues)