Which is harder the AT or PCT?
Because of its steep climbs, the AT is considered to be physically more difficult than the PCT or CDT.
Is the AT or PCT better?
Not only is the PCT graded much more favorably than the AT, you’ll find a much more rugged tread with more rocks and roots on the AT. These factors result in a slower pace on the AT with more energy exerted in a given day.
Which is more beautiful AT or PCT?
The AT is more draining on the body but the social aspect and more consistent trips into town keep the mind and spirit healthy. The PCT has a way of wearing down the mind before the body, but all the hikers said that the beauty of the PCT was much greater and more inspiring than the AT.
Should I hike the AT or PCT first?
As the AT is the common first thru-hike for most people you will be surrounded by others just like yourself. Learn as much as you can at home before you go. With the production of lighter gear and more information online more and more hikers are starting with the PCT.
Is hiking the PCT worth it?
As hard as hiking the PCT will be, it’s 100% worth it. The Pacific Crest Trail is notorious for having the lowest completion rate of any long-distance trail and you’ll see why when you’re on it. If you’re planning to hike the PCT, it takes commitment. Don’t give up on yourself too quickly when the going gets tough.
Are there Grizzlies on the PCT?
So, are there grizzly bears on the Pacific Crest Trail? Yes, there are still technically grizzly bears (also known as brown bears) on the PCT, your chances of coming across one are slim to none.
What should I bring to Enchantments?
Enchantments Backpacking Trip
- pack- Osprey 65L, still loving this pack!
- pack rain cover (ended up using this a couple times)
- hiking poles.
- tent (love, love, love our Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 3)
- sleeping bag ( I have a mummy Marmot down sleeping bag and hate the mummy style so much.
How do I pack my poop out?
Pack out all waste in a resealable plastic bag. You can add tea bags to the waste bag to reduce odor. If camping overnight, stow waste away with other smellables. Do not bury.