Hello. My thru hike begins in July. SoBo.

I will be bringing my Galaxy Note 5, however do not want to rely on it for everything. Pictures, occasional music, communication while in town, water reports, etc will be the extent of it.

My concern is that I am new to hiking. This is a major thing for me. Am I being naive wanting to just rely on trail markings, maps, and a compass?

Also, what is the overall best map I can bring in my pack for the PCT?

Thank you!