17 Beautiful Pictures Of The Pacific Crest Trail

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Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail [PCT] is an impressive feat for three reasons:

1. you must prepare the appropriate gear for six different ecozones (forests, deserts, etc.);
2. the elevation ranges from just above sea level to 13,153 ft, i.e. mountains are common;
3. and it takes a long time to finish—at 2,654 miles, the PCT is one of the longest American trails, even longer than the renowned Appalachian Trail.

Of course, these extremes are also what makes the PCT so beautiful and worth hiking. The following photos of amazing vistas and scenic views can make you want to stop everything, fly to California, and spend five months thru-hiking the PCT like a wilderness junkie.

Dawn, Seavey Pass, Yosemite National Park by Steve Dunleavy
Pacific Crest Trail @ Snowgrass by Jeremy Mates
Vasquez Rocks BW by Konrad Summers
Toms Valley from Pacific Crest Trail by Miguel Vieira
Ritter Range, Ansel Adams Wilderness by Steve Dunleavy
Landscape by Jeremy Mates
Latopie, Koenig, and Leavitt Lakes from Pacific Crest Trail by Miguel Vieira
Naches Peak Loop Trail by pfly
Evolution Lake, Kings Canyon National Park by Steve Dunleavy
View from the Pacific Crest Trail by tjk
Bighorn Plateau, Sequoia National Park by Steve Dunleavy
Around The Bend by Aaron Goodwin
Tree Standing by Steve Cyr
Kendall Katwalk - Trail by laffertyryan
Red Mountain from a rocky Pacific Crest Trail by Mike Baxter
Marie Lake, John Muir Wilderness by Steve Dunleavy
Goat Rocks - WA by Douglas LeMoine
 

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