Hello, I am beginning to plan a partial PCT hike next year, and I am first figuring out when and where I will start. I would like to start in central California and hike northbound to the border. I hear that snow lingers around into the spring at certain parts of the trail, so I need to find out when I can start so that I won’t be caught in un-hikeable conditions. Sacramento is the major city closest to the area I would like to start. I estimate I will average 15 miles a day. I will leave the trail for up to 2 weeks (very end of of June, beginning of July. Best friend’s getting married, so I gotta be there).
Knowing all of that, does anyone have any idea for how soon I can start on the trail, and what would be a good way to get to the trail from Sacramento?
Thanks for the advice.