Another reason van life is great: It’s easier — logistically and financially — to go on other adventures. We spent roughly a month hiking the length of Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail.
This is the longest backpacking trip we’ve ever taken. (We hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail in 2014, which was a fraction of the length.) And though it was challenging, it was awesome to spend so much time outside. If you ever decide to do it and want advice, just let us know!
By the Numbers
- Miles hiked: 407
- Days of hiking: 27
- Rest days: 5
- Longest hiking day: 20 mi.
- Shortest hiking day: 12 mi.
- Total elevation gain: 62,166 ft.
- Total elevation loss: 68,015 ft.
- Highest point: 7,560 ft.
- Longest stretch without water: 20.5 mi.
- Number of resupply stops: 7
- Average calories consumed per day: 1,800
- Blown down trees traversed: 800+