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comment by AnSionnachRua
AnSionnachRua  ·  333 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: [Trip Report] PCT Washington Section Hike

My eyeballs are popping out of my head. Fair play to you! I'm quite jealous. Didn't realise you needed a permit to walk the trail.

It's interesting that you mention the boredom; solitude is great, but it can get old real fast.

violinist  ·  332 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Solitude is great, and for a weekend, I'm all in favor of just enjoying the solitude. But yeah, after a week it gets old.

The permit is not technically necessary. You can hike the trail by obtaining a permit from each of the wilderness areas and permit-required areas that the trail passes through. The free permit just makes it simpler by not having to apply for a separate permit for each jurisdiction.