The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2653 mile foot path that connects Mexico and Canada via California, Oregon, and Washington. Travel blogger Mac, who runs the website HalfwayAnywhere, hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and took one second of film each day to create a 3 minute video montage that shows some of the most incredible landscapes anywhere in the world.
Thru-hiking is a term for hiking that encompasses the whole trail, start to finish. Many people take day hikes, or even hikes that last a few days, but who brave the five months it takes to thru-hike Pacific Coast Trail will experience some of the most extraordinary landscapes of the United States West Coast: the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, wild Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, and the rugged Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. They'll encounter unpredictable weather, wild animals, wild humans, and some of the most beautiful countryside around. The video, comprised of one second clips, condenses a five-month hike into a three minute video that gives viewers a taste of the incredible journey and breathtaking landscapes of the PCT.
Watching the video gives the viewer a Cliff's Notes of the landscapes of the West Coast of the United States, which is a welcome sight during quarantine.