Hiking The Pacific Trail, 2660 Miles And He Videos One Second Per Day; This Is The Result


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The advances in modern camera technology have created recent change like no other.  When combined with social media to spread everywhere, it's amazing how visually we can all share in the experiences of one individual.  

This video shows the entirety of a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike from the US/Mexico border to the US/Canada border across 2,660 mi / 4,200 km through California, Oregon, and Washington - A 5 month trip.

"I created this version in response to my first video, "The Pacific Crest Trail (Three Second Thru-Hike)", I have recut the footage into a more compact format with updated music.  I hope this video continues to spread the beauty of the PCT and share its glory with hikers and dreamers alike."


The Pacific Crest Trail is a wilderness path in our backyard. Within a short driving distance of millions, the PCT is easily accessible and passes through magnificently untamed country. It avoids roads and towns while staying remote and in nature. On overnight trips, travelers camp along the way and carry their own supplies.

  • The trail is managed by the U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks and the Pacific Crest Trail Association.
  • It is open for pedestrian and equestrian traffic.
  • It was officially completed (but not entirely finished) in 1993.
  • For approximately 300 miles, the trail passes through privately owned lands. Although travel on the trail is not restricted, users should respect the rights of the landowners. Through this private land, the trail is on narrow easements that range from 10 to 50 feet in width.
  • Wilderness permits are required for most of the congressionally designated wilderness lands, national parks and state parks through which the trail passes. Much of the trail doesn’t require permits.
  • Sometimes sections of the trail close due to fires, damaged bridges or for other reasons. Be sure to check for closures before you head out.
  • The history of the Pacific Crest Trail is a long, uniquely American story marked by visionary leaders and the work of countless passionate individuals.
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