Julian (Mile 77) to Idyllwild (Mile 179) I was full of nachos and apple pie when I hobbled to the highway out of Julian and stuck out my thumb. Two other hikers joined me, and we tried for about 20 minutes to get a hitch back to Scissors Crossing, and the trail. Finally a small SUV pulled over, driven by a woman who owned one of the restaurants in town. She lives… Read More

Campo (Mile 0) to Julian (Mile 77) I arrived in Los Angeles a week before my PCT start date, and picked up a rental car at LAX. I was a little rusty at driving on the wrong side of the road, but nonetheless survived the drive to my couchsurfing host’s place in Sherman Oaks, about 15 minutes out of Hollywood. I spent a few days stocking up on gear and supplies, exploring… Read More

The PCT is a 2,450-mile long hiking trail that stretches all the way from the US border with Mexico in Campo, California, to Canada.

This easy 11.7km loop in Yanchep National Park is a gallery of colour during wildflower season, with the option of an overnight camp.

A challenging 11-kilometre loop in Walyunga National Park, with steep climbs at excellent views of the (sometimes) raging Avon River.