Slack packing is a term used to describe hiking part of a trail with a near-empty pack. Even though we had 17 miles to hike, our fourth day was light and fast. Plus we had a bath and a bed to comfort us at the end of the day.
Reaching the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail doesn’t mean the hike is over! There are 8 more miles yet to reach Manning Park Lodge where hikers can find fresh food, showers, and a ride back to civilization.