While I was home after finishing the desert, I purchased some repair tape, then set up the tent in my backyard to patch the holes I could see. There were several to patch. I also purchased a groundsheet to add an extra layer of protection to the floor.
I thought I took care of the problem and could extend the use of my tent for the rest of my hike. Seeing so much water leak into it a few nights ago, though, was worrisome.
I wasn’t just hoping I had sealed the tent when I repaired it. I may have been a little presumptuous about the weather. Many people have reported hiking the entire PCT while only seeing rain on two or three days.
It rained more than that on me just in the desert, so I should have known their experiences wouldn’t necessarily match mine.