[pct-l] budgeting an extended hike

lindy of the shire lindornea at gmail.com
Sat Sep 23 10:50:30 CDT 2006

I am not planning on doing a thru-hike at this point.  Mainly hiking
in Oregon and now I am thinking about adding Washington to the mix.  I
live in Oregon near Salem so it would be pretty much in my own back
yard and would have support if I needed it.

I caught the following snip of an article at Backpacker.  Would I
budget $1000 to do Oregon and then another $1000 for Washington?
Could/would that be reasonable?  That would certainly give me
something tangeable to work towards.

thanks a bunch :) ~Lindy

Many PCT thru-hikers spend about $3,000, but you could easily spend
another $1,000, and some spend $6,000 or more. The Pacific Crest Trail
Association (PCTA) says the typical hiker invests $1,500 to $3,000 in
gear and clothing--what you actually spend prior to a thru-hike
largely depends on how much of it you already own--and spends $800 to
$2,000 for trail food and food drops, $500 to $1,000 on restaurants,
junk food, and motels, and $500 for replacement boots, clothes, and
other gear. As you can see, the big variables are, again, in-town
luxuries and food drops versus resupplying in towns

my bog: http://lindys-big-adventure.blogspot.com/

"Adventures free your spirit, let off steam and break up the monotony
that is the trap of life.  May they be simple and ordinary or
extraordinary and grand, one should have adventures and have them
often."  ~Lindy

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