Pacific Crest Trail 2019

The Pacific Crest Trail (officially named the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) is a long distance hiking and equestrian trail spanning from Mexico to Canada East of the U.S Pacific coast. The trail is a 2,653 mile (4,270 km) National Scenic

PCT map

Trail crossing Southern California deserts, the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges. The trail ranges in elevation from just above sea level at the Oregon-Washington border to 13,153 feet (4,009 m) at Forester Pass in the Sierra Nevada. The route passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks.

As our Te Araroa journey was coming to an end in March 2019 we made the decision to continue our life of adventure, extend our 6 month career breaks to 12 and attempt to thru hike to PCT.

On 29th April Leigh will set out from the Southern Terminus of the PCT in Campo, San Diego heading North bound for Manning Park, British Columbia, Canada. Due to work commitments Adam will be joining the adventure a little further down the trail. At this stage the plan is for Adam to jump on trail at Lone Pine towards the end of June and the two of us will venture into the Sierra Nevada Ranges together.

To follow our journey on the PCT you can sign up for email updates to receive our blog posts and follow us on Instagram. Like we did for the TA we will be updating our interactive map whenever we have internet access so you can follow our progress along the trail.


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