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 Designs, Gossamer Gear, ULA, Mountain Laurel Designs, Elemental Horizons, Enlightened Equipment, Feathered Friends, …
Pacific Crest Trail Links:
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
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.
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