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I met no-one carrying a rope, you wouldn’t really need it.The Sierras go up to a maximum altitude of 4023 metres (13200 feet).

It meanders through the scorching deserts of California, the dramatic Sierra Nevada Mountains, the volcanic landscape of Oregon and the vast forests of Washington.Know what equipment you’ll need for each section, what to eat, what to expect and you can increase your chances of success.I hope the following helps you out and if you do decide to take on the PCT, the very best to you.You will need to send equipment to Kennedy Meadows Store for this section.Namely: Ice axe, crampons or similar, warmer clothing and a bear canister.I got through most days with four litres for actual drinking, not including cooking and camp supply.

Some people drank much more, you’ll find out soon enough how much you’ll need.

Scorpions, snakes, spiders and mosquitos are all prevalent.

Shake your shoes before you put them on, take insect repellent and give snakes a wide berth.

In 2010 when I hiked the trail around 300 hikers attempt to walk its entirety and the success rate was only about 20%.

Now it’s closer to 1000 starting and a 50% finishing.

The PCT is physically demanding and geographically diverse. Hikers work their way through 3 States; California (1703 miles), Oregon (452 miles) and Washington (501 miles). It is more a surface of fine grit, stones and rock.