Links

Sources for ultralight and lightweight gear:

Zpacks, And Zpacks materials from which you can make all the ultralight gear you can dream of, Six Moon DesignsGossamer Gear, ULA, Mountain Laurel DesignsElemental Horizons, Enlightened Equipment, Feathered Friends, …

Pacific Crest Trail Links:

Resources:

http://www.pctmap.net/ – Halfmile’s Maps – PCT maps, apps, GPS data, etc.

http://www.pcta.org/ – Pacific Crest Trail Association – folks who take care of the PCT and have tons of resources for planning a trip

http://www.guthookhikes.com/apps – Guthook’s PCT app is great for on-trail navigation

http://www.fs.usda.gov/pct/ – US Forest Service PCT general info

http://www.yogisbooks.com/ – Yogi’s Guide is a must!

http://vimeo.com/78531041 – PCT 3-Second Thru-Hike video. Watch it!

http://www.pctplanner.com/ – Craig’s PCT planner – calculator and tips

Articles:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/going-the-distance-on-the-pacific-crest-trail-17459480/?no-ist – Smithsonian 2013 article

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/fashion/the-call-of-Cheryl-Strayeds-Wild-on-the-pacific-crest-trail.html?_r=0 – yes, we have heard of the book. but no, that’s not why we’re hiking the trail.

Other blogs:

http://theuncalculatedlife.blogspot.com/2013_04_01_archive.html – Mike Henrick’s blog 2013. Thanks for the tips Mike

http://carrotquinn.com/tag/pct-blog/ – Carrot Quinn has a great, interesting, detailed PCT blog from her hike this year and last

http://www.walkingwithwired.com/p/pct-2011.html – Wired’s blog. Her pretty well known and nicely detailed account of a 2011 hike

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