Just imagine, you, your horse, and 10,000 miles of backcountry. That’s just what today’s guest has accomplished so far. Heather is chatting with Gillian Larson the @Thru_Rider in today’s episode where they discuss the Pacific Crest trail, riding from Mexico to Canada not once but three times. Horse riding adventures from Mexico to Canada what a challenge to complete. Gillian shares with us how she has created workshops to share her knowledge with other long riders on her experiences of riding in the backcountry. We hear all about the good, the bad, and the ugly of riding alone in the backcountry. Make sure you share with your friends so they won’t miss out.
Horse Riding Adventures – Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), officially designated as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Canada and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, which lie 100 to 150 miles (160 to 240 km) east of the U.S. Pacific coast. The trail’s southern terminus is just south of Campo, California by the U.S. border with Mexico, and its northern terminus is on the Canada – US border on the edge of Manning Park in British Columbia; it passes through the states of California, Oregan, and Washington.
Horse Riding Adventures
Gillian has spent many a day riding in the backcountry of California where she grew up. If she wasn’t riding with her mom she was out hiking always looking for her next adventure. It was just but luck that while she was out hiking with her mom when she saw a sign about the equestrian trails. That was the start of her incredible journey of riding the Pacific Crest trail, not once but three times. It takes around 150 days or 5 months to complete this ride from Mexico to Canada. Things to consider when looking at doing a long ride are realistic travel times lines, understanding your weather windows, and taking everything in stride. Somedays you cover a lot of time and others you rest.
Your Guest today:
Gillian Larson (California)
Instagram: @thru _rider
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- Pacific Crest Trail
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- No need to create the wheel, learn from those who have completed
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