Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: The Desert — When the going gets hot

Walking the the 700-mile-long desert section of this long-distance trail can be uniquely challenging. Extreme temperatures, long waterless stretches, and high winds test the mettle of even the most experienced hikers. In this video, we give tips on how to travel safely through this spectacular but harsh environment, from the Mexican border to the foothills of California’s tallest mountains.