Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is a dream for many outdoor enthusiasts. The legendary trail spans for 2,650 miles from the Mexico border to the Canadian border, seeing the best sights through California and the Pacific Northwest. The entire trip will take hikers around 5 months on average to complete, an incredible accomplishment of perseverance.
One of the most stunning sections of the trail is right through Northern California, where you get to see some of the best sights of Yosemite, Tahoe, Lassen and Mount Shasta. One hiker recently completed the trip and captured the entire thing on video. Let’s take a trip on the PCT with YouTuber Mari Johnson.
Mari first enters NorCal when she gets to the Yosemite Mammoth area, where she visits Mammoth Lakes town, 1,000 Lakes, Donahue Pass, and getting to Yosemite National Park:
Then she moves on to the Tahoe area, where she films two videos hiking through Tahoe and the Desolation Wilderness all the way to Donner Pass:
Then she moves through the Plumas National Forest in the Sierras between Tahoe and Lassen:
Then she reaches one of the most beautiful and action packed portion of the PCT near Lassen, where she visits the national park, sees Burney Falls and finally gets views of Mount Shasta:
Finally, she reaches the area of Mount Shasta where she stays in Dunsmuir, hikes through Castle Crags and gets the most stunning views of Mount Shasta:
Fantastic vlogs from Mari showcasing NorCal through the eyes of a PCT hiker! For many outdoor enthusiasts, hiking the entire PCT is a bucket list item most of us won’t achieve. But if we’re going to settle, maybe we can just do the trail through Northern California?