How do I get started planning my PCT thru-hike?


I am relatively new to thru-hiking having done the JMT two times. I would like to hike the PCT in a year or two but I do not know how to get started planning it? What/Where should I read. All the online information, though great, makes it look daunting and confusing. Any tips on how to get started preparing and planning, will be greatly appreciated.
Than, you,



Julio, Check out It’s a great tool for scheduling, learning the traditional re-supply towns, and general day-dreaming.



Best place to start i Best place to start planning s by reading Ray Jardine’s timeless book “How to Hike the PCT”. Get it from your library. His book will save you from making many mistakes and save you lots of money. Enjoy the prep.