We are a hiking and backpacking group focused on the Pacific Crest Trail, but also hike other California and beyond destinations. We want to help outdoor enthusiasts increase their knowledge and enjoyment of the outdoors and their equipment through education and awesome trips with an emphasis on ultralight and leave no trace principles and methodology.

We'll learn new skills, hone current ones and develop a network of people you'd trust with your life in the backcountry. We are very open to new trip ideas, lightweight, and ultralightweight backpacking techniques, and the equipment available at home and in the marketplace. We welcome newcomers as well as experienced "outdoorspeople" of all ages, as long as you're reasonably self-sufficient.  We will go to the mountains, the deserts, in all kinds of conditions, so bring your common sense and a good attitude! We are looking forward to meeting you!

We're 852 PCT'ers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, September 4, 2015 7:00 PM

    Technical Canyoneering Course, Sept 4-6

    1 PCT'ers attending
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 8:00 AM

    Map & Compass Navigation Course

    1 PCT'ers attending
  • Monday, September 14, 2015 7:00 PM

    Justin Lichter: Thru-Hiking the PCT in Winter & Other Crazy Exploits

    3 PCT'ers attending
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 6:00 AM

    PCT Section C: Black Mountain TH (near Idyllwild) to Hwy 74 (Paradise Cafe)

    4 PCT'ers attending
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015 8:00 AM

    Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Adult CPR Course

    1 PCT'ers attending
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:00 PM

    BACKPACKER'S Get Out More Tour 2015--FREE!

    1 PCT'ers attending
  • Saturday, November 21, 2015 4:00 AM

    PCT Section B: Hwy 74 (Palms to Pines Hwy) to Warner Springs (Hwy 79)!

    3 PCT'ers attending
  • Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:00 AM

    PCT Section A: Warner Springs to Scissors Crossing!

    2 PCT'ers attending
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