Wide Open West on the Pacific Crest Trail

Wide Open West on the Pacific Crest Trail

Many long-distance hikers have commented–and it is true–that the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is very different from the Appalachian Trail (AT). The overwhelming feeling on the PCT is of unbounded expansiveness. Hour after hour, day after day, hikers are greeted with wide open vistas and sweeping expanses. This is very different from the Appalachian Trail, which runs through the so-called ‘green tunnel’. People often ask me,...

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