Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off

April 22-24 and April 24-26, 2015

Like a thru hiker, time marches on...


...has been postponed to 2017; we're taking a year off

Update 2/13/16

We know you've been waiting for word about this year's ADZPCTKO so you could make your plans to attend. We apologize for the delay, but here's what has been going on: For various reasons, we didn't have a contract for use of the park until early February.

That didn't give us enough time to plan the type of educatio...nal and fun event that we've become known for, so we've decided to take a year off.

We're going to spend a lot of time in the coming months planning and retooling ADZPCTKO for 2017. We welcome your suggestions.

I'm sorry we won't see you at Lake Morena this April, but perhaps we'll run into you on the trail this summer. Have a great hike!

As always, we encourage hikers to plan their start date independent of ADZPCTKO. You have lots of other factors to consider: snowpack, weather, school and work schedules, permit availability, best airfares, etc. etc. Planning around ADZPCTKO should be way down the list. You can always get a ride back to Lake Morena from points north along the trail; our Ride Board can facilitate your transportation needs.

Check out the ADZPCTKO online store

Did you pick up a T-shirt at KO? No? Well it's not too late...because we just opened our online store! You'll not only find our latest T-shirt, featuring words of wisdom from PCT legend Billy Goat, but also T-shirts from previous years, in men's and women's styles. Oh yeah: insulated travel mugs and travel wallets too. Remember our motto: All shirts guaranteed to be as wrinkled as shown in the photos.

2014 2012 2011 2013 Mug

For great gear, check out our vendor supporters

Yogi's Guides  Trail Logistics
Yogi's PCT Handbook  Hyperlite
Gossamer Gear Guthook's Guides
A16 LightHeart Gear
Klymit   Zpacks