This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This is our weekly roundup of all the best Instagram posts from the Pacific Crest Trail. We’ll gather the gorgeous, hilarious, and all-around epic photos from the last two weeks.

Use the hashtag #trekthePCT, #PacificCrestTrail or #PCT2019 for your chance to be featured!

Here are few of our favorite photos from the days June 10 to June 24. Enjoy!

 

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Reached the highest point on the PCT… Is it all downhill from here?

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Day 61 (6/9/19) 20 Miles / 852.6 Miles Total ———————————————— • First 20 mile day in the Sierra! • A slow start in the morning up Muir Pass • Finally making it the 6 miles up the pass in 4+ hours 😬 • Eating snack outside the Muir Pass Hut with 2 thru-hikers who were already at the top and seeing a coyote and a rainbow cloud! • A long (but welcome) gradual descent off the pass • Hiking the rest of the afternoon with Bubblewrap (@katie_buxton91 ) and Renaissance (@noahweinstein11) in a failed attempt to catch Diva (@thewildcolor) who zoomed ahead • Going through Evolution Creek via the bypass route (still a relatively deep crossing with a bit of strength, but definitely felt safe compared to the regular crossing) • Another night of cowgirl camping on dirt instead of snow 🤗

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Milky Way over the PCT in the Sierra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mile 914.

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Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir

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Pacific Crest Trail. ~DAY 65~ The day we summited Mather Pass. This was my favorite pass. Well within my comfort zone, we started the morning with the usual 3am night hike towards the base. There was no trail to follow but vague footprints to the approach we chose. When we arrived, it went straight up, literally. Like a grand staircase, we climbed up with ice axe in one hand, plunging into the snow for safety. The path lead to a rocky ledge where we confirmed our route across the traverse. This is where the fun began. We walked across the narrow icy steps towards the outcrop of jagged rock. Here we had to scramble and rock climb up towards the next icy chute. It was technical and slow, but exhilarating. One by one we passed through each section, transitioning through ice and rock, careful not to step on the unstable ledges near the rock itself. The final stretch was a tricky several steps around a large rock littered with shale that made solid foot holds rare. With precision we all successfully walked into the ridge, staring back down across the traverse we just competed. Somewhere in all that I had time for a selfie, enjoy.

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Day 78: Silver Pass, Mile 900 and a 20+ miler day to ensure we had enough food! We made our way up Silver pass after a few river crossing roadblocks. First river crossing took us awhile since we went for the first (what we thought at the time) viable crossing instead of taking a little longer to scope things out. We went on a log that brought us to an island on the river and then realized while there that the flow to the other side of the river was not as slow flowing as we had thought we’d seen. Due to that complication we decided to go back to the side we came from after thinking about all other options. Once we got back, we found the log another friend hiker used to cross. After that river crossing we had to go through a trail next to a waterfall which made the trail feel like another creek crossing, and pushed as far as we could knowing we had a limited amount of food left and town so close (yet so far!). Start Mile: 878.7 End Mile: Deer Creek- 901.1 Total Miles: 22.4

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PCT Day 51 – June 22nd 2019 – ZERO miles – Kennedy Meadows Grumpy Bear

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PCT Day 49: Mile 744.4

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