PCT 2021 Season is Uncertain

On August 25, 2020 the Pacific Crest Trail Association posted this bombshell for the hopeful hiker PCT class of 2021: “Applications for the 2021 PCT Long-distance Permit will not open as planned in October. The PCTA will continue to assess the situation and may deem it appropriate to issue permits by January 15, 2021.”

For perspective, the permits issued for the PCT 2020 season were cancelled and the PCTA advised that those already hiking get off the trail. The heart broken class of 2020 may have been hoping for a second chance in 2021. There has been speculation that the 2020…