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January 11th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Travel Tuesday: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

What does it take to do an extensive thru-hike? Planning, planning, planning.

Travel blog Gadling has a great ongoing video series by writer Adam Kaufman who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail last summer. They’ve already covered two of the basics: gear and food. Hop on over, watch and get inspired!

2,000 plus miles is serious business. According to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, of the roughly 300 people or so that start on the trail every year, about 60% of them finish. Interested in learning more? Check out the PCTA’s website.

Have you ever done a thru-hike? Are you planning one for this summer? Tell us about it!

You can check out Gadling’s full series of PCT videos here.

Image: Miguel Vieira

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