You could arrive at the Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off at Lake Morena County Park in southern California empty handed. And walk away perfectly outfitted for the long walk to Canada.
Packs, Shelters, Clothing, and Accessories
Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Moonbow GearSix Moon Designs
Dirty Girl Gaiters
Books, Maps, and Videos
One Pan Wonders
Wizards of the PCT
Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook
Bureau of Land Management
Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association
Pacific Crest Trail Association
United States Forest Service
United States Postal Service
All that ultralight gear you’ve seen on the internet?
You can wander the campground and ask owners in person how they like it.
Gear talk is by far the most popular topic of conversation.
I looked closely at the latest in solar powered electronics. Still too heavy. More trouble than it’s worth.
If I hiked the PCT in 2013, I’d use AAA battery operated gear.
If you realize you’re missing something, at Mile 43 is the incredible Laguna Mountain Sports & Supply ( PHOTO ). Crammed with all brands of hiking essentials.
see more of my photos from ADZPCTKO 2013