If you haven't already, you may want to check out the youtube channel of "homemade wanderlust", this triple crown hiker has created a fantastic channel of 'how to', with a lot of information aimed at other ladies.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQhqmV26773qZhzqJz4VFcw
I've been hiking for years and still find great stuff on her channel!
You might want to check out these two PCT FB groups:
Class of 2020: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCT2020/
Women of the PCT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIUPDURNSrgUg96rxhlr5rA
Good luck and enjoy the trail.
@Roaming - I have hiked the Annapurna circuit in Nepal (200 miles) ten years ago and currently want to section hike the PCT. I will start at the southern terminus for a week then rejoin in Oregon, where I live now. I have gear, some extra gear, and friends and family in southern CA who may be willing to be trail angels. Being a woman I would love to hike with women. I expect my pace to be 20 miles per day on the PCT.
I have not decided on a start date. I have decided that I will only do about one week in Southern California. I live in Portland and would be happy to meet up with you in Oregon. *edited by a moderator* My name is Melinda
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Have an amazing hike this summer!
Should also note that you probably will not have any difficulty finding groups when you want to be in a group. I hiked the JMT section of the PCT in 2017 solo and much of the time I wanted to be alone but there were always people nearby and often I had other hikers ask to camp near my camp spot (of course.. ). Meeting fellow hikers on the journey is one of the great joys of long distance hiking.
I am excited for this years class as it looks like everyone will have a chance to get vaccinated and not have covid hanging over every conversation or off trail visit to a town or camp spot. Be careful of course but I hope that by summer this awful disease starts to become less of a concern.