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According to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, 4,879 people in total have completed the mammoth 2,600-mile hike across the West Coast. Finishing the PCT is usually a feat that stays firmly unchecked on many people’s bucket lists, and for good reason. There are some sections that take months to surmount, and each and every day brings its own pains and obstacles. So while the PCT isn’t necessarily a pipe dream, it is quite a challenge.
However, it’s not completely impossible, and those who have finished it walk away with a new understanding of their own physical and mental strengths. Furthermore, cannabis can prove to be a welcome source of herbal companionship along the way, soothing sore muscles, sparking friendships, banishing boredom