On the PCT
Hey folks....forgot to put up my journal when I started the PCT. I did the first 1000 or so miles ground bound, but am hanging again.
Above is the link to my journal...if that link is not pasting from my phone well, postholer.com then search for Beardo in the Pacific Crest Trail links.
Hammocking out here is very doable. When I do this trail again, I will bring my hammock for the whole length, and just have a 3/4 length Zrest for the few places in the first 700 miles that need a ground setup....which would also be nice to have for just crashing during the heat in the desert mid day. Hammock tarp would have been fine, and rigging up the hammock for bug protection on the ground would be fine as well.
Was wondering this very thing recently. Glad to hear that you can do the PCT pretty much hanging the whole way.
Glad to have your link, and will follow your progress.
PCT might be next on my list also, or at least the JMT section
The JMT section is outstanding...will knock your socks off so beautiful.
Also worth considering is the Tahoe Rim Trail...gorgeous as well.
I'm going to follow this, the PCT is an itch that will need to be scratched sometime.
Looks an amazing trip :)
Hope you enjoy it!
Caught up on Chop's journal recently.
WOW what a great bunch of photos.
Thanks for sharing Chop. I might just be isnpired enough to get there next year
Brian, I'm so glad you're doing this. I've just read about the first 300 miles of your trip. Will catch up to you in no time. :)
Holler if you need patches. ;)
Thanks WV...still got a patch that you sent out to me on the AT last year :)
Trip continues well. Hammocking NoCal has been excellent...just got into Oregon yesterday...supplying in Ashland today and back on tomorrow after some Indian Buffet.
Outstanding walking, views, people...
Looking forward to hearing about the hammock for the balance of the trail! I see you picked it up in Belden. I am considering the same for next year! Love your journal.
Made it to the monument at the Canada/US border two days ago. Great trip. The PCT passes through some incredible places. I hope to do it again.
Hammocking from Belden, CA and north to Canada was no problem. Just once did I need to walk an additional 5 minutes beyond my 3 ground dwelling buddies to find suitable trees. There were some times when we would continue walking further looking for flat spots for tents for my friends.
I would hammock the PCT again, no question, and I would most likely take yhe hammock the whole way. The 30 degree underquilt and top quilt were adequate for me, your body temp and year of hike may be different.
Thanks to all who followed the journal! I appreciate your interest.