Ray Jardine and the Revolution of Lightweight Wilderness Travel

Ten years ago, Ray and Jenny Jardine hiked the entire 2,700-mile length of the Pacific Crest Trail in only three months and four days with packs averaging less than nine pounds. Their 1994 trip was their third PCT thru-hike since 1987 and followed summer treks on the other two legs of what he referred to as the “Triple Crown” of long-distance hiking – the Continental Divide and Appalachian trails.

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