BestHike editor Rick McCharles
I applied online during the first few minutes applications opened for sections 500 miles or longer.
BUT I reckon there’s less than a 50% chance I’ll actually get on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2021:
- could be cancelled due to COVID, as in 2020
- travel could be impossible due to COVID
- forest fires are often an issue
- might decide travel is unethical in 2021
BUT hope for the best, plan for the worst.
I’m hoping for at least 500 miles.
Starting mile 702 – Kennedy Meadows – starting July 10th heading north towards the Oregon border.
That’s good timing for the John Muir Trail, the best section of the PCT.
I watched Tim Seymour‘s excellent John Muir Trail northbound video for tips on how to get started on my way up to Whitney.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.