Watch This Before You Decide to Thru-Hike
If you were to get your education on thru-hiking from Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube, you might come away thinking that it was a half-year vacation. This is not the case.
The following video includes footage from Zach “Badger” Davis‘s 2017 SOBO PCT thru-hike. While PCT hikers are granted breathtaking views throughout their journey, there are many days where unspectacular scenery are the norm—and pain, gear failure, and repetition are the standout features of a hiker’s day. This short video is meant to serve as a reminder that a thru-hike is chock-full of challenges, and to succeed, hikers must be as hungry for the struggle as they are for the scenery.
If you’re considering a PCT thru-hike, check out Pacific Crest Trials, a book that mentally prepares people for this half-year endeavor.
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