Comparison of Each Section of the Trail
Includes general trail attributes for each section including distance, elevation change, max elevation, and water availability.
Resupply Guide for Multi-Section Hiking
Includes mail-to locations, common trail access points by driving, the nearest hotels/hostels, and general availability of mobile phone signal at those points.
When to go. Avoiding Snow on the PCT
Includes average dates for a snow-free trail, temperatures, fire risk, some key annual events
The only portion of the PCT in Washington that requires a camping permit is in the North Cascades National Park, from High Bridge (Stehekin) to Rainy Pass, or for the Ross Lake alternate route.
Rules for Food Storage
Food storage rules for each of the National Parks and National Forests the PCT runs thru. As well as popular practices.
Public Transit to/from the PCT
Lists all public transit options for getting close to PCT trailheads.
The Most Challenging Creek Crossings
The top most challenging Creek crossings on the trail, alternate routes, nd watershed maps
Resources for Tracking Fire and Smoke Conditions
A list of resources for current fire and smoke conditions near the trail
Detailed sequential descriptions of the trail.
Common Trail Access Points by Hiking In/Out
Includes more detailed per-section descriptions of entry/exit options by hiking, when a drive-to option is not available.
Alternate Route to Canada, Ross Lake (Section L)
If snow or fire threatens your route from Rainy Pass to Canada, here is the common alternative route
Risks on the PCT in Washington
Death and injury data and causes.
PCT Washington Trail Angels
PCT SOBO 2023
PCT Class of 2023
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