This Hiker Took a Selfie From Every Single Mile of the Pacific Crest Trail

There are a number of reasons why people take on grand adventures, but whatever the reason they always come back changed. With this in mind, hiker Andy Davidhazy shot a selfie at each and every mile while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in its entirety. Here’s what that looks like:

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,600 mile hiking and equestrian trail that traverses the Pacific U.S. from north to south. Hikers can start either at the Mexican border or at the British Columbia end, but either way doing the whole thing is quite an extended journey, usually taking between 4–6 months. In fact, most hikers need to cover an average of 20 miles a day just to ensure that they’re able to get the trail finished before fall and winter weather make it too difficult. Andy Davidhazy completed the hike in just about 5 months, and he stopped every mile to take a selfie (which in itself might have been more exhausting than hiking straight through). (Via PetaPixel)

The thing about long and challenging treks like the PCT is that no one manages to come out of the experienced unchanged.

Selfies Along the Pacific Crest Trail

Andy Davidhazy at the beginning and at the end of completing the PCT

The question is, can a series of photographs really reveal the internal changes as well as the external? Sure, he lost 50 pounds and sported a cool beard here and there, but did the look in his eyes change?

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