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Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail som är ledens fullständiga namn, eller PCT som den ofta förkortas, är en led som går genom västra USA, från mexikanska gränsen till den kanadensiska. Den är totalt 428 mil lång och ligger 16-24 mil in i USA från Stilla havskusten. Leden går i huvudsak genom bergskedjor, men landskapet varierar. Den börjar vid staden Campo i södra Kalifornien och går vidare genom Mojaveöknen i söder, via Sierra Nevadas bergskedja och över till Kaskadbergen genom Oregon. Den fortsätter över Colombiafloden, in i delstaten Washington och slutligen över gränsen till Kanada. Längs vägen passerar man 48 vildmarksområden,  26 nationalskogar, 7 nationalparker (bl.a. Yosemite och John Muir Trail) och 5 state parks.

Leden skiljer sig från svenska där vi ofta har tillgång till stugor, vindskydd eller fjällstugor. Här är det väldigt sällan man passerar genom någon civilisation och tältplatserna är oftast bara tillplattad mark strax jämte leden. Terrängen är mer kuperad än här och sammanlagt under vandringen beräknas man gå 489 418 feet / 149 174 höjdmeter  – det nästan lika mycket som 17 st Mount Everest!

Pacific Crest Trail sign

Fullständigt namn: Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail / Pacific Crest Tr. no. 2000

Utnämndes som Nationalled: 1968

Längd: 2659 miles / 4279 km

Högsta punkt: Forrester Pass, 13.153 ft / 4.009 m

Antal personer som genomfört hela leden: 4086 (enl. pcta.org 2 feb 2016)

Snitttid för att gå hela leden: 5 månader

DELAR: 

Södra Kalifornien / Mojave öknen:  Campo – Kennedy Meadows,  702 miles / 1130 km

The Sierras: Kennedy Meadows – Sierra City, 493 miles / 793 km

Norra Kalifornien: Sierra City – Ashland, 521 miles / 838 km

Oregon: Ashland – Cascade Locks, 428 miles / 689 km

Washington: Cascade Locks – Manning park, 515 miles / 829 km

Leden uppmärksammades nyligen i filmen Wild med Reese Witherspoon i huvudrollen. Filmen, som baseras på Cheryl Strayed’s bok med samma namn, handlar om Cheryls egna vandring längs delar av leden i mitten av 90-talet.

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Trailer för filmen Wild, baserad på Cheryl Strayed’s självbiografi med samma namn. Filmen uppmärksammade leden tidigare i år då den handlar om Cheryls egen vandring längs delar av leden.

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Today's kayak trip along Fyrisån in Uppsala was really great! Now we have entered the city and will be at Fyristorget for some hours to serve food and collect money for @musikhjalpen. Step by if you're in town! ❤️ #paddlaförmusikhjälpen
As the first snow fell over Stockholm and Uppsala yesterday, kayaking might not be the first thing on people's minds. Many we met so far looks at us like we're crazy doing this now but its actually not that bad at all! With the right clothing and gear even the (what we call) worst conditions can turn out really amazing!
Me in the kayak in Fyrisån, Uppsala 🇸🇪
Today 'Paddla för Musikhjälpen' started in Stockholm! And what a awesome day we had! We got everything from sun, snow and hail to dramatic clouds over the city skyline.

Stockholm might be known to many for its night- and citylife, but the fact is that's its a very good city for outdoor activities as well! The whole city is built upon islands which makes it perfect for kayaking and todays route was 10k around one of ones in central Stockholm, Kungsholmen. 
Now we're going to be in Kungträdgården till 20.00 and then we will hang out in the bar at Downtown Camper by Scandic!

Step by, hang out, talk adventure and make a donation to Musikhjälpen!! http://bossan.musikhjalpen.se/insamling/paddla-for-musikhjalpen-med-explore
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After reaching my goal Everest Base Camp and the summit of Lobuche Peak, my journey changed a bit. Having finished what I came for I could now just relax and enjoy my achievements and the beautiful surroundings.
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Read more about my hike down to a Lukla in my new blog post at wilderness-stories.com (link in bio) 🗻 ☀️
This is Sofia Johansson /@fjalldrottningen. When Sofia was younger she dreamed of getting the title Fjälldrottning - "Mountain queen", a title you get when you climb 7 specific peaks in Norway in 7 days.
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There was just one problem, she couldn't climb. But instead of letting that fact stop her, she did something about it! She applied for @adventureacademysweden with the project and got accepted. During her education she learned the basics of climbing and continued learning on here spare time. Within a year, she not only had learned how to climb, she also managed to climb the peaks, got the title and fulfilled her dream!
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So next time you come up with something that stops you from fulfilling your dream, think of Sofia and do something about it instead of giving up! ☀️
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Read Sofia full story at the website (link in bio) section #MYWILDERNESSSTORY!
📸: Andreas Karlsson
Between 11-17 December I will participate in a charity project called PADDLA FÖR MUSIKHJÄLPEN.
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During this week, me and a bunch of other outdoor enthusiasts will visit seven places between Stockholm and Umeå to set out on kayaking day trips and to collect money for @musikhjalpen
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The trips will take place between approximately 10:00 - 15:00 each day and this is the places we'll be visiting:
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11th Dec - Stockholm 
12th Dec - Uppsala 
13th Dec - Bollnäs 
14th Dec - Sundsvall 
15th Dec - FriluftsByn / Docksta 
16th Dec - Örnsköldsvik 
17th Dec - Umeå
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After the day trip we'll continue to raise money on the streets in town and @ellesutemat will serve vegetarian chili.
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You are more than welcome to join us on the paddling trips (own kayak required) or just come and hang out in town in the afternoon/evening! Step by, hang out, talk adventure, eat well and make a donation to @musikhjalpen. Together we can make a difference! ❤️
This summer I found myself a new passion - Kayaking. Now I'm incredibly proud to announce that I will be part of the charity project "Paddla för musikhjälpen" this year! Between 11-17 December, me and a bunch of other outdoor enthusiasts will set out on several kayaking trips at various places by the Swedish east coast to raise money for the charity event @musikhjalpen : "Children are not for sale". ❄️🛶❄️
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Read more about the project in my latest blog post at wilderness-stories.com (link in bio)
Ever been wondering what it's like to climb a mountain? Now you can read my story about my climb of Lobuche Peak, 6119 m, at my blog! Wilderness-stories.com (link in bio) 🗻
One year ago today, my journey towards one of my greatest adventures so far started. It was the day I decided to apply for a spot in the 300 km dogsled adventure FJÄLLRÄVEN POLAR! A spot that i later got! 
Today @fjallravenofficial opened the application for next years expedition. Maybe it's your turn this time!?💕 ❄️🐺❄️💕
Read more and apply at polar.fjallraven.com!

And remember, if you're not applying, it will never be your turn. You have to start your own adventure. ✨

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