Seattle Branch PCT Section Hiker


Seattle Branch PCT Section Hiker

A profile badge awarded for backpacking the entire Pacific Crest Trail in sections.

About The Award

A profile badge for backpacking the entire Pacific Crest trail between Mexico and Canada in sections.

How To Obtain

Backpack the entire Pacific Crest Trail between the Southern Terminus in Campo, California at  the Mexican border to the Northern Terminus at Monument 78 at  the Canadian border in sections. The trail can be done in as many sections as desired, however all sections must be overnight backpacking trips except for a maximum of 20 that can be done as day hikes.  The sections can be done in any order, and each section can be done in either direction (NoBo or SoBo). 

Trips can be private with non-Mountaineers team members.  All trips must be done in accordance with Leave No Trace and in accordance with the policies of all relevant local land management agencies, including the use of valid permits issued by the PCTA, proper food storage and acceptable resupply practices, etc.


Contact the Seattle Backpacking Committee chair.  For each section include the starting and ending trailheads, starting and ending dates, and the names of the other people in your party.  If any sections were done as a Club trip, also include the leader’s name and branch.  Please list your sections geographically instead of chronologically, with adjacent sections next to each other.