[pct-l] How much water would you bring for a 20 mile day?

Jon Danniken danniken at comcast.net
Tue Jul 18 01:13:19 CDT 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "stillroaming"
> As a rule of thumb, I figure 1 liter per 5 miles. This
> doesn't account for cooking or bathing. Just drinking.
> For *most* places along the PCT in Oregon and
> Washington you shouldn't have to carry heavy water
> loads (more than 2 liters). A little planning will get you by.

Thanks Scott, and Shelly as well.  I appreciate your perspectives.

The section I'm looking at is between Mt. Thielsen and Red Cone Spring (near
Crater Lake).  As near as I have been able, there is no natural water source
between these two points, hence my query.

Thanks again,


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