In the Summer of 2018 I hiked the vast majority of the Pacific Crest Trail. I started on the Mexican border on May 11th, just two days after my last final exam for the semester. On August 20th, just two days before classes began, I stood on the monument at the Canadian border. There is a lot to say about this trip so I plan to break it into 6 posts: a prologue and a post about each of the 5 major sections.
Prologue: Gear, Preparation and Planning