I am planning on hiking on the PCT at the end of this Summer, starting south of Lassen NP (near my grandma's house), and ending near Portland. The total distance is around 700 miles. My tentative plan is to start around September 15th, and I'm thinking it would take me around 30 days (based on 25 miles/day...I've heard PCT hikers go a little faster through this section).
Can any one clue me in on the conditions during this time frame (Sep 15 - Oct 15) in terms of bugs, weather, etc.? Will there still be some traffic on the PCT during this time or will I be a lone ranger out there? I can adjust the dates slightly if I need to. Thanks for the help!