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Gorilla Ultralight Backpack - Gear Guide for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

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Navigating the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail is fairly well marked. That being said, it is common for hikers to lose the trail either because it gets buried in snow, or they run into a confusing or unmarked trail junction. So it’s important that you bring maps or a GPS so you don’t get lost in such situations.

Fortunately there are many options available for PCT hikers. Which one you choose will depend on your hiking style. Below is a list of the most popular choices. Click on one to learn more.

Pacific Crest Trail Maps

To compliment your map, you may also like to bring along a databook. You might like the very thorough online Pacific Crest Trail Databook by Postholer. It’s probably the most complete PCT databook available – and it’s free. You can print out the data for each section and include it in your resupply box.

The Best Shoes For Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Everything thing you need to know in order to choose the right shoes for you on the PCT. Plus, we'll give you a list of popular options to get you started.

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How to Choose the Right Resupply Strategy

We’ll take a look at some of your resupply options, talk about the pros and cons of each, and help you decide which resupply option is right for you.

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The Only Hiking Food Database You'll Ever Need

Food is one of the most important considerations when hitting the trail. With our food database you have plenty of options to choose from.

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Gorilla Ultralight Backpack - Gear Guide for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

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