Sunday, October 9, 2011

PCT Overview by the Numbers

Start: Campo, California on April 29, 2011 (elev. 2,925')
The Southern Terminus

Miles Walked (Including Mt Whitney and Half Dome)2700+
Mile 2000 marker just before Hwy 20 at Santiam Pass, OR

Lowest Point on Trail: Cascade Locks, OR [near OR/WA border]  (140')
Bridge of the Gods, Columbia River

Highest Point on Trail: Forrester Pass (13,153')
Forrester Pass

Highest Point Summitted: Mt Whitney (14,505') Also the highest point in the lower 48
12 Ounce at summit, looking East  into Owens Valley as the sun rises

Elevation Change: ~421,000 ft, or to put that in perspective ~80 miles.  That's just the vertical up and down!

Days of Real, Drenching Rain: One, hiking into Stehekin
Drowned Rat

Days of Sun: The entire hike minus about 8 cloudy days
12 Ounce following the trail through sun-cups in the Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA 

Other Awesome PCT Hikers: All of them
Kickoff at Lake Morena, CA. I'm on the top right of the rock

Amazing Views: Countless
Double rainbow at sunrise in the desert

Memories: The best.  They will last a lifetime
Dinner on a windmill farm just before dropping to the Hwy for Mojave/Tehachapi

Regrets: Only that it had to end

End: Canadian Border (elev. 4240'); Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, on September 30, 2011 (elev. 3,900')
The Northern Terminus

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