Food on the Pacific Crest Trail

Hiker hunger: the never-fully-satiated feeling of an empty stomach that occurs when you can’t keep up with the 4,000+ calories you burn each day on trail.

Budgeting for the Pacific Crest Trail

I owned no backpacking gear prior to starting my PCT hike in 2017. Here’s my best estimate for how much I spent on and off trail.


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