||Plan Your Hike
- A website for thru-hiker hopefuls. Ton of planning information (including info on nearly 100 resupply points). Also a good list of PCT-related movies, videos, podcasts and hiker journals (including ours). Austin & Niki have put together a great PCT planning resource!
||Pacific Crest Trail Association
- Their mission is to preserve, protect and promote the PCT for the enjoyment of education
and adventure of hikers and equestrians. Useful site with information, links,
articles and other PCT-related topics. Membership $35 includes a newsletter and
trail maintenance opportunities. Great organization! Thanks! (Get
your thru-hike permits here)
com - Web site for Pacific Crest Trail hikers. Site has great Flash! PCT map,
hiker registry (meet some other 2002 thru-hikers),
online journals, photography, gear reviews, discussion and much more. The site is
nicely designed. This is where I got instructions to build our "Pepsi-can Stove" ... it runs on denatured alcohol
and costs pennies to build.
||National Scenic Trails Mailing
List - Five years ago, Ryan Brooks started the Appalachian Trail email list,
"AT-L". Since then, the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail,
North Country Trail and Florida Trail have all been added. The list provides a daily email
discussion between members, regarding topics pertinent to a trail. A must read info
||TrailQuest - Web
site with information about the 3 long trails of America's National Scenic Trails System:
The Appalachian Trail (AT), The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and The Continental Divide Trail
(CDT). The site has journals, ultralight products and lots of info. It's a large
site, use their site-map for easier navigation.
||Craig's PCT Planner
- Planning a PCT hiking schedule is time consuming. This program, written by Craig Giffen,
simplifies the process. Choose resupply locations, determine how many trail days
between resupply, estimate arrival dates, adjust your hiking speed based on terrain, and
gather addresses of each post office that you will be using. Awesome Craig.
com - This site promotes a lighter alternative to
"traditional" backpacking philosophies and gear. If you are interested in
ultra-light backpacking, as espoused by Ray Jardine and others, then this site is a good
place to begin. Gear reviews, testimonials, forums, and other tools can be found at
Thru-Hiker provides gear and resources for long distance hikers. Here you'll find
information and projects written by experienced long distance hikers and the lightest gear
on the Internet. The site is maintained by Paul Nanian.